What is Guatemala known for? Ten things the country does best

Posted by on Apr 30, 2016 in Central America, Guatemala | 111 Comments
What is Guatemala known for? Ten things the country does best

In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a little bit obsessed with Guatemala. The people, the culture, the fact that they play music at 3am every night… I left a bit of my heart in this nation, and I challenge you to go there and say otherwise. A lot of people have never heard of Guatemala, […]

Is Guatemala Safe? – Don’t Judge a Country by its Statistics

Posted by on Oct 7, 2015 in Guatemala | 44 Comments
Is Guatemala Safe? – Don’t Judge a Country by its Statistics

Guatemala isn’t presented that well in the media. According to British newspapers, violent muggings happen all the time, and there’s apparently a huge homocide rate. It’s hard to imagine why, given these statistics, anyone would go to Guatemala. I was fully aware of this when I booked my flights in March 2015. I was in Guatemala […]

Spanish school in Guatemala – the pros and cons of immersion courses

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in Central America, Guatemala, Learning | No Comments
Spanish school in Guatemala – the pros and cons of immersion courses

  After my four weeks at Sol Latino Spanish school in Guatemala, I realised I could have really done with another four months. My Spanish improved no end but to get really really really good, I need to practice so much more. And I want to be really really really good. Spanish school Guatemala – […]

All Aboard the Chicken Bus!

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Central America, Guatemala | No Comments
All Aboard the Chicken Bus!

Names are quite literal here in Guatemala. A chicken bus is just that – a bus that not just transports humans, but also chickens. They actually began their lives in the USA as school buses; which are auctioned once they reach 150,000 miles or 10 years. They subsequently are towed through Mexico and are revamped […]

Acatenango Hike – difficulty and pain but a pretty amazing view

Posted by on Aug 9, 2015 in Central America, Guatemala | 12 Comments

Hiking in Latin America is an experience like no other. There’s so many different landscapes in this part of the world that it’s hard to pinpoint the best; whether you’re preparing for Patagonia or hiking to Machu Picchu, it’s safe to say that you’ll have an experience you’ll never forget. One of my favourite Latin America […]