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Acatenango and Fuego

This story is a bit bitter sweet. The Acatenango is one of the highest mountains in Central America and a demanding hike. Reason enough for me to want to do it. It is also a great view point for the Fuego volcano, which can be seen erupting every couple of minutes. Reason enough for my … Continue reading

Lago di Atitlan and Chichicastenango

We really wanted to conquer one of the highest volcanoes in Guatemala: The Acatenango. But the current weather in Antigua just said: NOPE! So we decided to flee the rain and thunderstorms, just to return next week… hopefully for sunshine, rainbows and fluffy unicorns. At least one came true. Somewhere I read of a little … Continue reading

Antigua

  Antigua is a city completely committed to catering to the traveling hipster. There’s plenty of (expat-owned) coffee shops, falafel-stands and sushi places set along cobble-stone roads and a surprisingly large amount of churches in ruins. This lead to a lot of confusion, since I was using the “church ruin” as a reference point for … Continue reading

Cueva Candelaria

Another day trip we did from Coban was the Cueva Candelaria. Part of the largest cave-system in Guatemala it is just one of many entries to a 22km-long system of lava-tunnels. We arrived there in the early afternoon and immediately got a ‘private guide’ assigned to us. A teenage girl from the neighbouring village that … Continue reading

Biotopo de Quetzal

Our final excursion from Coban was going to the Biotopo de Quetzal.. or almost. We’d told the receptionist at our hostel in Cobàn of our plans and she immediately advised out to do something else. I had already researched the Biotopo and knew that an excursion to the Biotopo would almost certainly not lead to … Continue reading

Laguna Lachua

From Semuc Champey we continued on to Cobàn. The city itself is nothing to write home about, although we must say that it sports a surprising density of absolutely delicious restaurants. The entire area is known for food and drinks, Guatemalas best coffee, cardamon and (only) tea is grown there. From Coban a lot of … Continue reading

Semuc Champey

Semuc Champey is advertised as “The Waterfall” of Guatemala. There are many pictures of it to be found online. They are not exaggerated, the colors are not overemphasized and still.. somehow, it didn’t blow me away. From the pictures I had a good idea what we’d be seeing, and honestly, Plitvice in Croatia is much … Continue reading