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Slow tales for the hasty mind

Guatemala

A couple of tips to survive a trip to Tikal

Getting ready for the mysterious Mayan temples of Tikal in Guatemala? How exciting is that! Tikal is a super impressive archaeological site and the urban center of the pre-Columbian Maya

5 towns to visit at Lake Atitlán

Lake Atitlán just has something special. Though it’s not totally disconnected to the world, it feels like you’re travelling around a parallel one within Guatemala. The people in here have

How to spend your time in Flores, Guatemala

If you’re travelling through Guatemala you’ll probably hit the town of Flores at some point. Whether it is to visit Tikal, Yaxha or El Mirador or because you’re planning to

11 places to eat in Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua has so many great bars and restaurants that it might be difficult to focus where to go first. I’ve spent quite some time in the city, wandering around and

PHOTOS: the delicate beauty of hummingbirds

When I used to live in Europe I never really cared about birds (except when it came to my presentation about ducks in 4th grade), but that kind of changed when

The market in Chichicastenango

WHAT: A (half)daytrip to the market of Chichicastenango, the biggest traditional market in Central America. WHERE: Chichicastenango, some 140 km west of Guatemala City HOW LONG: Most buses from Panajachel stop about

The Maya ruins of Yaxha

WHAT: An afternoon visit to the Maya ruins of Yaxha WHERE: Yaxha is located some 30 km southeast from Tikal. From Flores it’s 69 km, on the way to the Belize

PHOTOS: Antigua in 20 pictures

While entering Antigua in Guatemala you get the feeling you’ve stepped onto a film set; perhaps a modern maya love story. I’m not sure why and what it is. Perhaps it