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Packing list for South & Central America

Tina and I have just left for Guatemala in Central America. It’s the start of a trip starting in Guatemala and taking in some of the countries in Central America and South America over the next year (or so). You can see what I packed below. I thought I’d publish a list of what I […]


Podcast: Studying Spanish in Guatemala #1

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Download MP3 | Add to iTunes | Subscribe to Podcasts] The following podcast takes the form of an informal discussion between Tina and I, recorded last week, during our first week studying Spanish at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. We discuss the school, prices, and dangerous wildlife. A day or […]


Video: Antigua, Guatemala

This video shows the beautiful city Antigua in Guatemala. We spent 3 nights in Antigua when we first arrived jet-lagged to Central America. It is a great place to just relax and settle in to the rhyme of Guatemala (although most people will say that Antigua is not real Guatemala). We had been advised beforehand […]


Video: Colonial style hotel in Antigua, Guatemala

This video shows the beautiful guesthouse where we stayed in Antigua, Guatemala. The guesthouse is in a beautiful colonial style with a courtyard and spacious rooms with high ceilings. Would you like to stay here? Comments are most welcome. Antigua is by far the most expensive city to visit as a traveller in Guatemala. This […]


Podcast: La Antigua, Guatemala

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Download MP3 | Add to iTunes | Subscribe to Podcasts] Antigua is a stunningly beautiful town in Guatemala in Central America. It was founded in 1543 by the Spanish conquistadors and is famed for its Spanish Mudéjar-influenced Baroque architecture and spectacular ruins. It has been designated a UNESCO […]


Arrival in La Antigua, Guatemala

We arrived in Guatemala City a few days ago, and came straight to La Antigua Guatemala – also known simply as Antigua. It sounded like the perfect place to relax & explore whilst the jetlag subsided, having flown directly in from Madrid. Another reason we chose to immediately travel the two hours straight from the […]


Video: Antigua, Guatemala

This video shows the beautiful city Antigua in Guatemala. We spent 3 nights in Antigua when we first arrived jet-lagged to Central America. It is a great place to just relax and settle in to the rhyme of Guatemala (although most people will say that Antigua is not real Guatemala). We had been advised beforehand […]



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