Very very sad end of our beautiful trip. We won’t get to Panama. We are back in Europe.
From the west to the east, from Pacific to Caribbean sea, sometimes for 3 days without asphalt… Guatemala is not only those “places-to-be” from the travel guides but much much more, somewhere between one village and another.
Yes, sometimes it’s worth to get up before the sunrise and have an adventure of a month: the breakfast on the top of 1300 year-old-temple in one of the most powerful kingdoms of the ancient Maya world.
Would be strange not to visit Antigua, an old capital of Guatemala. But it’s so full of students of language schools that is already a bit annoying.
That was the first time when changed our mind and didn’t take our own car for a day trip. Was a good decision. Those crazy, bumpy 11 kilometres took a while but at the end… there was again a bit of paradise.
The Chilasco falls are certainly Guatemalans must-see but we underestimated the way and after hours of running in the mud we managed to see the falls see only from the distance. But was still worth it and better than staying for a night in the jungle!
A paradise-like oasis at the Pacific Ocean, near some tiny Guatemalan fishermen village. We would have never found this place without a portal 9flats.com, an alternative way of finding accommodation.
“Atitlán” means in Maya language: “the place where the rainbow gets its colours”. Lake Atitlán is surely worth this name.
More and more people is asking how is our Hanna: if healthy? if happy? Here you are: if only Hanna would be able to write, she would give you some insights about our trip.
Above the clouds, between the highest volcano and the highest mountain of Guatemala, we found a town, where men wear cool red pants and women clothing in the colours that H&M would have been jealous!
We have a lot of respect to this country where the amount of armed robberies rules in the sad international competitions. But our first night, between Mam Maya people, was very friendly.
Of course not visiting all the places we planned, and of course much later than we planned – we are leaving Mexico. Surprisingly, without any problem on the Guatemalan border!!
Very soon the second daughter will join our family. New year, new baby and… we are starting to plan our new next trip. Ladies and gentleman, in 2011 we will travel to…