Category Archives: Guatemala – the country, the people, the sites and pictures

My stay in Guatemala, sharing my experience of visiting the sites, talking with the people, learning spanish, and seeing the country

The End of Times – Uaxactun, Peten District, Guatemala

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The End of Times is based on the Mayan calendar created in a village called Uaxactun. The town of Uaxactun is located in one of the most desolate areas of Guatemala. The town is north of the famous Tikal site of … Continue reading

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I’ll call this the rock crew post – manual labor vs labor saving

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You see this all over Guatemala. Here you have a boulder, that will likely breakaway from the mountain. If that happens, the condominiums on the opposite side of the road would be destroyed. These guys are working on removing this boulder … Continue reading

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Eco Park northwest of Coban, Guatemala Central America

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I went to an Eco park northwest of Coban, Guatemala yesterday. Sign said it has waterfalls to climb, and interesting wildlife. I saw some wildlife, but nothing that was out of the ordinary and I could not find the waterfall. … Continue reading

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A most enjoyable stay comes to an end – El Estor, Guatemala

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For a look at a larger map of the area, click here. A post of a map to begin this blog, because if you pass by Juan Ramon and Violeta’s Hotel Calle Real in El Estor, you are making a … Continue reading

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Travel in Guatemala, Central America – what not to do

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Last hike, when I was staying in San Benito, threw me for a loop. Mind got boggled and it took it awhile to get unboggled. Travel is tough enough without making the mistake of running out of daylight on your … Continue reading

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Travel into the center of your mind, or my mind, as the case may be.

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Travel – it is a mind game. Your enjoyment is contingent on your attitude and expectations. If you expect a lot, you will probably be disappointed. On the other hand, if expectations are low, well, you’re bound to have a … Continue reading

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Travel review: Tikal National Park, Guatemala Central America

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Travel to Tikal National Park, in Guatemala and you will be impressed.And then some! Located about halfway between San Igancio, Belize and Flores, Guatemala, it is a site that one does not want to miss. The park is a massive, … Continue reading

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