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Sunset Sunday – Sunset in Tikal, Guatemala

Sunset Sunday – Sunset in Tikal, Guatemala

 Walking through the Mayan ruins in the afternoon, after my morning tour, I needed to decide where to settle in to watch a sunset. At first I returned to the gran plaza and then debated a return to the lost world (Mundo Perdido) all in the quest to find the perfect sunset inside the Mayan […]

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Pick Three Animals – An Adventure in Story

Pick Three Animals – An Adventure in Story

A great read for Thanksgiving…

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A Lesson Learned on the Pacaya Volcano Hike in Guatemala

A Lesson Learned on the Pacaya Volcano Hike in Guatemala

Admission to the park was prepaid with my tour, but the guide insisted I needed to pay (again). Even my conversational Spanish proved useless. It seemed my tour operator from Antigua took me for an an extra 50 Quetzales when I prepaid. I became angry. It wasn’t the money, but the principle of it that made me […]

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The Open View and Vista of Il Terrazzo in Flores, Guatemala

The Open View and Vista of Il Terrazzo in Flores, Guatemala

The small hills, narrow streets and colorful architecture can confuse. Visitors may believe they are on holiday somewhere in the Mediterranean instead of in Flores, Guatemala. To further the confusion, cafe Il Terrazzo offers tasty Italian fare with great views of the water. With a 2 for 1 happy hour special,  a view of the […]

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Sunset Sunday – Volcano Hike of Pacaya in Guatemala

Sunset Sunday – Volcano Hike of Pacaya in Guatemala

I debated the morning or afternoon. I needed to make a decision on what time to hike Pacaya. I eventually selected the afternoon hike for a chance to see the sunset. It often influences my choices. But at the time when the sun started its descent we were already on our descent too. I still […]

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Lunch at Cafe Le Jardin in San Pedro, Lake Atitlan

Lunch at Cafe Le Jardin in San Pedro, Lake Atitlan

Usually in lake towns I search for restaurants with a view of the lake, but sometime a quiet comfortable setting offers the view you need. In the town of San Pedro on Lake Atitlan, Cafe Le Jardin offered such a setting. I selected the cafe for the garden (jardin). Inside the gate, the decor and […]

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Lake Atitlan – A Kayak of Cultural Discovery in Guatemala

Lake Atitlan – A Kayak of Cultural Discovery in Guatemala

A visit to Guatemala is not complete without a visit to Lake Atitlan. The massive lake provides options for different tourist types, but regardless of where you spend your time, the water invites and you will spend time on the lake (or even in it). One of my favorite ways to explore is in a […]

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The San Pedro Spanish School opens its Cafe Puerta for Breakfast

The San Pedro Spanish School opens its Cafe Puerta for Breakfast

Breakfast. Some argue it is the most important meal, and well if I were rising early and attempting to learn another language I’d make sure  to eat a hearty one too. At the San Pedro Spanish school, in San Pedro on Lake Atitlan, breakfast is included with classes. The on-site cafe, called Cafe la Puerta, […]

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