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Hiking Volcano Acatenango on a Dodgy Stomach, Guatemala

The sight of a 3,800m Volcano projecting 200m jets of red hot lava high into the sky creates quite a humbling perspective. You are reminded of what, for the most part, ‘Earth’ actually is – a mass of rock, upon which has formed a relatively thin layer of mildew, within which thrive trillions of tiny, insignificant organisms, who are […]

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Hiking and Puking in Semuc Champey, Guatemala

If you’re traveling in Guatemala, someone has probably told you that you have to go to Semuc Champey. They’d be right – it really is that good, but what your probably wandering is how to get to Semuc Champey? Do you have to take a shuttle? Are there chicken buses? How long does it take? How do I even […]

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Tips on Tikal and Flores, Guatemala

It’s easy enough to breeze through Flores, Guatemala’s laid-back island in the Peten province; it seems most travelers on the Guatemala circuit generally conclude that, other than the ‘must-see’ Mayan ruins of Tikal, there isn’t much else to do. But stay a few nights, and you’ll quickly realise that it’s more than a mere gateway to Guatemala’s […]

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Snorkelling in Caye Caulker with Ragamuffin tours

The keys of Belize are sanctuaries for backpackers. San Pedro and Caye Caulker welcome throngs of them every week, all eager to party Caribe-style and enjoy some world-class snorkelling along Belize’s barrier reef – the second longest in the world. When you arrive in Caye Caulker, you immediately pick up the Caribbean/party island vibe as you wander along […]

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