Category: Guatemala

By , September 20, 2011 12:55 pm

According to our neighbour, San Pedro is conducive to sloth. You would have no trouble spending your days looking out over the beautiful lake, reading a book, and eating out at top-notch restaurants. Likewise, it would be just as easy to consume your evenings with your favourite beverage, some live music, or a movie. Rinse and repeat. To be fair, we had no shortage of sloth filled days while we &#91read more]

By , September 17, 2011 4:22 pm

When we set out on this RTW trip, we wanted to travel light. And here we are, 74 days later, 44 pounds lighter in Quetzaltenango (Xela), Guatemala. 44 pounds, you say? What happened to the 44 pounds? Well, we finally found a weigh scale here in Xela, so here’s the breakdown: – 20 pounds of fat were lost by Mike – 23 pounds of fat were lost by Ashley – &#91read more]

By , September 12, 2011 3:55 pm

On Friday we finished what was 5 weeks of Spanish Class for me, and 6 weeks for Ashley. We took our classes at the Cooperativa Spanish School located just up the hill from the Santiago Dock. The school (or escuela) is located in the middle of a well kept garden full of flowers and various fruit bearing plants including lemon trees and coffee plants. Inside the garden there are roughly &#91read more]

By , September 6, 2011 11:06 am

While we still have lots of posts to come from San Pedro (since we’ve been living here for over a month), we thought we would jump into real time for a moment to share our latest news with you… We have decided to leave San Pedro (gasp!) and head to Quetzaltenango (better known as Xela, pronounced “shay – la”) NEXT WEEK! Surprised?  So were we. Just Sunday, we told our &#91read more]

By , September 1, 2011 12:41 pm

6:30 a.m. Wake up.  Check to see if the water is working.  It’s not. 6:35 a.m. Mike climbs up on the roof to see what today’s water problem is.  There’s no water in the tank.  The son of the hotel owner is supposed to look after this, but we find it’s easier to take care of it ourselves (well… let’s be honest… for Mike to take care of it).  Mike &#91read more]

By , August 24, 2011 11:43 am

Ashley and I have been living in a hotel room on the 4th floor of the San Francisco Hotel in San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala for the last 3 weeks. San Pedro is located on the beautiful Lake Atitlan, which I believe to be the caldera of an ancient volcano. To illustrate the beauty of this place, I wanted to share a few photos I took from our balcony. For &#91read more]

By , August 21, 2011 5:52 pm

Despite the fact that we left Mexico a little “ruined out” (6 different ruin sites in only two weeks will do that to a person)  we couldn’t pass by Flores without a day trip to the Mayan ruins of Tikal. Tikal Ruins We booked a 4 hour English tour (the tour actually lasted 5 hours) from one of the many tour companies in Flores for 110 Q per person plus &#91read more]