Belize – Caye Caulker Island

After visiting the incredible ruins of Tikal, our next stop was a slice of Caribbean living in Caye Caulker (pronounced “key corker”), Belize. To avoid long queues at the border, we took the 5 am shuttle from Flores for 132 GTQ / R 240 / 17 USD pp. When we reached the border, we changed…

Guatemala – Flores and Tikal Ruins

Flores is a small town on an island, surrounded by Lake Peten Itza. Its situated north of Guatemala, close to the Belize border. The island is connected to the town of Santa Elena by a causeway which is about 200 m long. This small town with colourful buildings and red corrugated roofs is popular among…

Guatemala – Antigua and Acatenango Volcano

Prior to visiting Guatemala, Antigua was a destination I had heard about from several travellers, stating that the former Capital is their favourite city in the country. On the 3rd of December 2018, I left Lake Atitlan with so much excitement, ready to explore the city of Antigua. Antigua was the colonial Spanish capital of…

Guatemala – Lake Atitlan

Guatemala has a good mix of travel options to satisfy adventurers like myself. Lake Atitlan is described by many travellers as the most beautiful lake in the world and I certainly understand why. The lake sits at 1500 meters above sea level and is surrounded by mountains and three volcanoes. On the 26th of November…

Guatemala – Quetzaltenango

Border crossing – Mexico to Guatemala Borders are just imaginary lines on maps, right? Wrong! As a South African, I tend to experience a few challenges while crossing a border or boarding a flight. Constantly travelling with a German has made me realise how unfavourable an African passport is. On the 16th of November 2018,…

Mexico – San Cristóbal de las Casas

Nestled in a valley and surrounded by thick forests of pine and oak lies the magical town of San Cristóbal de las Casas. This town is situated in Chiapas, about 220km from Palenque. It’s a lovely and lively town, largely inhabited by indigenous people, which adds an interesting cultural flair. The town rests at an…