Guatemala Highlights

I spent about 2 months (December 2013 – January 2014) in Guatemala. A brief summary of my favorite places:

Lake Atitlan – Gorgeous lake surrounded by volcanoes.  This place reminded me of Lake Tahoe.  Come here for the fabulous views, the laid-back vibe, the indigenous culture, and the art.

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Tikal – Ancient Mayan ruins. These ruins were so special to me because of the jungle setting and all of the fabulous wildlife. I wanted to see a jaguar so bad, but he eluded me.

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La Antigua – Colonial City. This is where I spent most of my time in Guatemala, and I was fortunate to live with two different Guatemalan families. I was able to immerse myself in the language and the culture and to spend Christmas and New Year’s with them.

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Pacaya Volcano – Horseback riding up an active volcano at sunset. After the sun went down I could see the lava shooting out the top. It was amazing.2013-12-21 17.25.30

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  1. Estuardo Montufar

    Laurie:
    Gracias por tener el tiempo de “blogg’ y por poner informacion desde Antigua, Guatemala, mi ciudad natal. Deseo lo mejor y que las experiencias sean fantasticas en todo aspecto. Continua con tu aventura y desde aqui deseo que tus experiencias sean recuerdos memorables.

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