Category Archives: Guatemala

Birthday X-Tremos Zip-lining over Lake Atitlan

Lots of people have asked us what we do about Birthdays whilst we’re travelling and as we just celebrated Imogen’s Birthday in Guatemala, it’s a great opportunity to show you how we recognise and celebrate another year around the sun. Presents It was in about 2004 when I suddenly started to question presents. Why was…

It takes 5 years to grow coffee?!

“Two years ago I sold my horse and bought a truck” he told me. I asked him how long he’d been a coffee farmer, “over twenty years” he responded. I spent an entire morning with Eduardo, a coffee producer and farmer, who is part of the co-operative supported by De La Gente on the outskirts…

Balls Galore, Museo de Los Ninos, Guatemala

Whilst we really like Guatemala, Guatemala city just didn’t appeal. With 12m inhabitants, traffic jams and queues everywhere, a bad reputation for (tourist) violence and not that much to see or do, it seemed like just a stop-over gap whilst we collected Rich from the airport and headed over to Atitlan. We didn’t plan on…

Facts about Guatemala that might surprise you!

I went to Guatemala hoping that the negative government warnings and bad press were nothing more than sensationalised BS. Everything official I read talked about tourist attacks, gun point hijackings, ransommed kidnappings and worse. Something inside me just knew that it couldn’t be that bad so we decided to take a risk and go. After…

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