Back to North Guatemala, Tikal
Dec 22-23, 2010
Back to (North) Guatemala, Tikal.
By bus, the only route from San Salvador (SS) to Tikal is to head back to San Salvador, take a bus from there to Guatemala City (GC). From GC, another transfer to a bus for Tikal. Overall, the bus ride is 23 hours! Fare for the tourist bus from SS to GC for a tourist class is $15 and from GC to T...
Standing by - Antigua
It is Thursday. My friend J is joining me. I have not traveled with anyone before for many reasons. For those who travel solo, they can relate that traveling with someone can have its good and bad. You can share expenses with someone on lodging and accommodation, fare and the hardest challenge is finding a place to park your luggage when you...
Boating at Panajachel - Lago de Atitlan
My trip to Lago de Atitlan started at 5 am and ended at 7 pm. The bus ride from Antigua was about two hours. When we got to town, I waited for the other passengers for the boat ride. While waiting, I wandered around the neighborhood and saw three young women carefully handpatting each dough in their hands, flattened it, pinched the edges...
Guatemala - Arrival
Republic of Guatemala, Central America, is a small country in geographic land (108,890 sq km) that has about 13.9 million people. Quetzal (Q), is the currency named after their national bird. One US dollar is exchanged between 7.6 to 8.8 Q depending where you exchange. Everyone will probably assume that Spanish is the national language and t...