Central America

Reflection in Antigua Guatemala

Lukewarm About Antigua, Guatemala

On our recent trip to Guatemala, we found ourselves more often than not in Antigua, the country’s former capital and a cobblestoned collection of  colourful lowrise Spanish-colonial style buildings. Antigua is beautiful; surrounded by waves of lush green hills and the cones of perfectly shaped volcanoes, the buildings sit like a handful of multi-coloured gems in …

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Tikal Grand Plaza Guatemala

Visiting the Mayan Ruins of Tikal, Guatemala

  Tikal is the world’s largest known Mayan city, and one of the world’s most impressive examples of Mayan architecture.   It’s barely 6:30am, and I’m sitting, almost alone but for Geoff, a solo Japanese tourist, and a machete-wielding park employee, in the middle of a dense, Central American jungle. Despite it being barely past …

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