A suggested Central America itinerary for independent travellers and backpackers: Six to eight weeks travelling from Costa Rica to Guatemala.
Suggested Guatemala and Mexico itinerary for independent travellers and backpackers to Central America travelling overland from Antigua to Isla Mujeres.
Forts and castles from around the world that you must visit. A photo essay featuring the finest forts and castles we have visited on our travels.
In Guatemala, Chichicastenango is famous for its huge Thursday and Sunday markets. It extends in all directions from the steps of Iglesia de Santo Tomas.
The view down on Semuc Champey is arguably the most beautiful spot in all Guatemala. It’s a tough place to reach but you won’t regret the effort it takes.
The Characteristics of an Auto Rickshaw: Slow and sometimes uncomfortable, the auto rickshaw is as synonymous with Asia as rice paddies and noodle soup.
Central America is full of hidden gems: Our recommendations for lesser-visited colonial towns to get off the beaten track for independent travellers.
2014 in Photographs: twenty-six countries across three continents, it’s going down as the year that we packed in the most travel destinations.
Trio of photographs taken in El Quiche Guatemala of a girl overcoming her shyness. Travel Shots images taken at the local market in Santa Cruz del Quiché.
Travelling by chicken bus is an essential experience in Central America. You haven’t travelled in Guatemala or the region unless you’ve taken a chicken bus.