7 Reasons to Spend Easter in Antigua, Guatemala

Semana Santa, which literally translates from Spanish as’ week of the saints’ is one of the biggest festivals in Central America. During Holy Week thousands of tourists, backpackers, and locals alike flood the streets to join in the celebrations. With such a friendly buzz, and plenty of Easter related activities to do, along with some…

San Pedro Escuela de Espanol

San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala, Visited 21April-30May 2014 In the end, una semana mas turned into 6 semanas of studying Spanish at San Pedro Spanish School in Guatemala. And no dad, I am far from fluent after only 6 weeks, however, I certainly know more Spanish than I do of any other language. It was way to…

A Weekend in Xela

Xela, Guatemala, visited 23-25May14 I visited Xela, (Quetzaltenango) with Micheala for a weekend break from San Pedro, having decided to remain for a 6th week. Xela is Guatemalas second city, and is yet another location popular with Spanish students. However, it was the volcanoes that drew us westwards. After 3 hours on a chicken bus…

Volcano Pacaya, Hiking My First Volcano.

Antigua, Guatemala, visited 19 April 2014 Antigua is surrounded by volcanoes, so it’s no surprise that during my stay there I decided to climb one of them. I left Antigua at 2pm Guatemalan time (2:30 in reality) on a shuttle to the Volcano. We were greeted by our guide on arrival, and lots of children…