Antigua is the soul of Guatemala

Stepping off the ramp stairs of the airplane, my mind told me my expectation would be surpassed by all the wildest ideas that have formed in my head about this country;  travel to Guatemala was on my list for many years. Right from the first minutes I spent in this country which is a world of Spanish Conquistadors who was led by Don Pedro de Alvarado. The Indian heritage is still present in the City. The expectations and reality on the ground are not quite the same, it will leave you indifferent in the end.

Guatemala: lakes and volcanoes

Lake Atitlán is one of the deepest lakes in the Americas. 

The most famous lake of Guatemala is embellished with three dormant volcanoes, their peaks often clouded by mist.

The lake has been a home base, muse, and inspiration for writers since Exupery, who wrote his famous Little Price book inspired by the teal blue waters of Atitlan.

Hiking Volcano Acatenango : what it’s really like

Have you ever seen a volcano erupt? Now imagine, for a moment, that you are not just watching this incredible phenomenon, but are having dinner on the next summit over, looking at the erupting volcano after hiking up one. The purpose of our Guatemala trip was not specifically Guatemala , well not only . We were there for the ascent…

4 Reasons to Travel to Guatemala

Stepping off the ramp stairs of the airplane, my mind told me my expectation would be surpassed all the wildest ideas that have formed in my head about this country ; travel to Guatemala was on my list for many years . Right from the first minutes I spent in this country which is a world of Spanish Conquistadors who…