The Dreaded Day. The El Salvador-Honduras-Nicaragua Day

It’s the Overland D-day. The 2 borders in one day… The 80 miles of Honduras… The-know that you are most likely going to be pulled over for not using a turn signal when you never made a turn-day. This could be a terribly boring blog to read if you don’t plan to do this drive…

El Salvador

After revisiting Antigua for a couple more nights, we were ready to cross a border. There are 5 border crossing options from Guatemala to El Salvador. We chose the closest one to Ahuachapan. The drive through Guatemala was reasonably painless and we made sure to get gas on the Guate side, it’s a bit cheaper….

Our Time at Lago Atitlán

We kept driving inland from Sipacate and ended up back on that super nice highway. When we would turn again, we found the worst road we had seen yet (this road will be later beat in Honduras). We wound our way closer and closer to Lago Atitlán, discussing our game plan once we got there….

Lago Atitlán – The Facts

Let us start with a quick fact run on the area. This stuff remains the best part of the area for me because our experiences there left a lot to be desired. First, this lake is pretty huge. Not Great Lakes huge, but when it comes to volume it’s not messing around. Lago Atitlán is…

The Tiniest of Surf Towns

I was going to write this and the next post into one blog but knowin how long it takes me to write anything, it’s occurred to me that if I can split up some stories then I need to! El Paredon, Guatemala We left for a hiatus from Antigua and wound up on the coast….

Studying Spanish in Antigua

We had previously decided that we were going to do a spanish coarse while in beautiful Antigua. The reason for picking this area is because of the clarity of accent the Guatemalan’s possess, and in Antigua, it becomes even clearer. You will immediately think “holy, I don’t know any Spanish” as soon as you hit…

Antigua : The Quick Tour Guide

Antigua, first, has the ability to suck you in and not want to spit you out. All the while you are thinking, please never let me go. The city is rich in history, nightlife, food and people. The architecture of a once ruined city can have you exploring for days and the hidden gardens will…

Drive Times & Road Conditions : Don’t Expect Anything

Driving through Mexico is a breeze. Often Google Maps will spit out an estimated drive time and you’ll smoke it. It was so nice to arrive at a destination 4 hours earlier than planned. The key word here… WAS. We decided to head out from Flores shortly after the charter buses left and head for…

Monkey Pee & 2 Dudes, 1 Rope

In all seriousness – this article is about Tikal and Flores… And the title as well. We headed north to Tikal and decided to do this in a few specific ways. First, if you visit the park at 3pm or later, you can pay for the next day and get that afternoon free. We would…

Guatemala border crossing and a hidden gem on a Lago Peten

Crossing into Guatemala was rather simple. MONEY EXCHANGE RATES ARE BETTER ON THE GUATE SIDE. I read that a million times before going over and still we exchanged on the Belize side. Here’s the absolute best way to exchange BZ to Qs. In Belize, have someone exchange your leftover BZ to American dollars. The rate…

San Ignacio and the ATM Cave

I have barely any pictures from this leg of the trip… It rained daily and the main attraction is sans cameras. San Ignacio is located about 15 minutes from the Guatemalan Border and is a slow town (as all towns in Belize are) with the gateway to adventure. From here you can see ruins, lazy…

A week on Caye Caulker

We left Hopkins and set out for a night at the Belize Zoo as a pit stop to Caye Caulker. If you have the ability to travel throughout Belize and not just stay in one place, this is worth the stop. At the very least, stop by during the day, pay a small entrance fee…