Tag Archives: Guatemala

My Entry for the World’s Best Travel Secrets contest via iExplore

Good Eats & Cheap to Sleep Unique flavors will captivate my interest anywhere in the world, but often it’s those small, off the beaten path towns that I gravitate towards most. Rabinal is a small mountain town in Guatemala that … Continue reading

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Photo | Pacaya Volcano

Antigua, Guatemala The view of Pacaya volcano from the balcony of our room at Casa de Capuchinas in Antigua.  The volcano erupted May 27, 2010 – just a few days prior to my arrival.  Ashes from this eruption could be … Continue reading

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Photo | Arco de Santa Catalina

Antigua, Guatemala “The Santa Catalina Arch is one of the distinguishable landmarks in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala, located on 5th Avenue North. Built in the 17th century, it originally connected the Santa Catalina convent to a school, allowing the cloistered nuns … Continue reading

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Habits Travel Has Changed – Snacking

Back in 2005 I ate Doritos every day.  Then I went to Denmark, and lived in Copenhagen for 8 weeks.  When I arrived I was first shocked to see 7 Elevens all over the place, just like home.  When I … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures

Delfina’s face wore wrinkles of laborious survival, as weathered as the textured wood surface in front of me. In a sea of tables, tarps, and tin, her crudely built stand is one of few that could be locked in this … Continue reading

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My Travel Writing Scholarship 2011 Entry for Rough Guides

“Simple Pleasures Delfina’s face wore wrinkles of laborious survival, as weathered as the textured wood surface in front of me. In a sea of tables, tarps, and tin, her crudely built stand is one of few that could be locked … Continue reading

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Photo | Guatemalan Breakfast

Guatemala My very first morning in Guatemala, this was the breakfast plate placed in front of me.  Eggs, fried sweet plantains, and what?  Bean paste with tortilla chips?  I don’t generally like beans, but I tried it anyway…turned out to … Continue reading

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Spending Money Going Nowhere Fast

We’ve all done it, those of us who travel to a new city, and take a taxi in from the airport that is.  We sit in traffic, going nowhere in a cab for like 30 minutes to an hour, only … Continue reading

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Tikal | Our Mayan Playground

It said do not cross, but did that really apply in a downpour?  We had climbed the stairs of tower two despite the grumbling from the dark clouds above.  The crowd already at the top looked nervous; they clearly didn’t … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Day | 3.7.11 | Myan Temple at Tikal

Tikal, Guatemala After climbing the ladder like stairs (which are not as scary as they look) to the top of this temple, which may have something to do with telling time, I turned to the breathtaking view of four other … Continue reading

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