Knowing when to second guess yourself

My first full day in Flores I had planned on chilling out and educating myself on all of the adventures that the Mayan jungle of Petén has to offer. Maybe I could meet some friends who will let me tag along on their trip to remote ruins! However, when I arrived in the evening I... Continue Reading →

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New mindset

After a week galavanting with Britt and Alex on motos I decided to go my own way. Although they are my travel gurus and some of my closest friends, I was eager to immerse myself in Spanish again and not-so-eager to follow them on their week-long trip back to Lago Atitlán on the moto without... Continue Reading →

Truly a dreamer

At the end of our stay in Lago Izabal Britt and Alex were bent on us staying with their friend Truly on the southern shore of the lake. Traveling by bus a few hours behind her moto, Britt had given me instructions on how to find the house. “Just get to Mariscos and walk across... Continue Reading →

Don’t talk to the nieghbors 2

Our last day on Kozme's land, Britt, Alex, our friend Geo and I headed out to adventure en El Boquerón, a deep canyon, and the river that runs through for miles. In this temporada, the river is full and runs strong so you can’t swim. The park was low key, huts with picnic tables and... Continue Reading →

Don’t talk to the neighbors

The property of Don Luis, where we were camping, was a bit overgrown with grass and wild plants. Although when we had arrived, he sent 2 small children with machetes out to chapear, or chop the weeds, it was still rough and filled with insects. The next morning, as I zipped up my sleeping bag,... Continue Reading →

Vamos al bush

Around 5:15pm the guide came to find us and drag us out of the hot springs, which close at 5. We opted not to pay an additional Q15 to camp at the entrance and although sunset was fast approaching we ventured out on the motos searching for a little piece of land. I got to... Continue Reading →

La primera aventura

The moto I borrowed from Estuardo worked out perfectly. The day after Alex and Britt arrived we had the most incredible drive about 40 minutes around the north side of Lago Izabal. We drove on a beautiful two lane road winding through rolling pastures and opening up to expansive views of the lake. The lake... Continue Reading →

Gracias Estuardo, muy amable

My primary reason for choosing Guatemala was to meet up with my extreme backpacker friends Britt and Alex. At the time I arived to Rio Dulce, where we were planning to meet, they were on a roll of 16 nights of camping. They had been getting around on a used motorbike, una moto por segunda... Continue Reading →

Yo soy La Jimmy

I just had 3 amazing days with the family of my friend Jimmy, a Guatemalan hunk who I have had the pleasure of meeting 2 or 3 times at dinner parties in Raleigh. His family lives in a nice colonia south of Guatemala City, and accepted me in their home with only one day's notice.... Continue Reading →

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