Leon, Nicaragua

After our long trip on the TicaBus from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, we arrived in the town square of Leon, Nicaragua. Sprawled out under the huge ‘Catedral de la Ascunción’ (Assumption Cathedral), the town square had a busy but casual, family friendly vibe, and we instantly felt relaxed. “……is a typical colonial baroque building built […]

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Copan

After a few days in Antigua Guatemala, we agreed it was time to move on. Our hostel in Antigua, Tropicana Hostel, was able to assist us in booking a shuttle to the town of Copan, Honduras, which was about a six hour drive and departed at the wonderful hour of 4am. Copan is only thirty […]

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Antigua

After our nerve-wracking experience of driving at night through Guatemala, we were grateful to have arrived safely in the beautiful historic city of Antigua, Guatemala. Antigua Guatemala (commonly referred to as just Antigua or la Antigua) is a city in the central highlands of Guatemala famous for its well-preserved Spanish Baroque-influenced architecture as well as a number of ruins of colonial churches. It served as the capital […]

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Driving at night in Guatemala

Image of Guatemala City by Ellyn Kail After spending a few days in Lanquin and exploring Semuc Champey, we organised a transfer through the hostel to take us to the town of Antigua. It was and still is a very common and popular route taken by travellers and they had a transfer service available every […]

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Semuc Champey

The first six hours of the drive from Flores to the village of Lanquin went by relatively painlessly, with a few toilet/snack stops and a lunch stop before arriving at a turnoff to a dirt road at about 2pm. We proceeded downhill for the final hour and a half of the journey at about 10km/hr […]

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Tikal National Park

We travelled towards Guatemala and Tikal National Park from a town in Belize called San Ignacio. You can read about our time there here. Once we had arrived at the border and safely crossed into Guatemala, our driver drove us through the park and dropped us off at the doorstep of the Tikal Inn where we would […]

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