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Guatemala trip of a Lifetime!

December is the perfect time to visit Guatemala! It seemed that every day there was a celebration, a festival, or at least beautiful decorations to see! Guatemala was our trip of a lifetime!

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Chicken Bus!!!!
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Laura Chadwick
Today was travel day, arriving back in N. Carolina just in time for the first big snow of the season...we wanted to turn right around and head back to Guatemala!
Baby coffee plants at the plantation
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Laura Chadwick
Today we rode back to almost the entrance of Tikal and did a canopy tour (zip-lining). This was so much fun, a little scary, and definitely gave a new perspective on the rainforest. Then we spent …
Walking by Lake Atitlan
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Laura Chadwick
Its actually hard to describe Tikal- it is massive, ancient, beautiful, and mysterious. We walked around it all day looking at ruins, watching wildlife (monkeys and birds and one bat!) and felt like …
Tuk-tuk ride, anyone?
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Laura Chadwick
We met Hugo in the morning for a brief walking tour of Antigua, a Unesco World Heritage site. We then drove to the Pacaya volcano and hiked as near the top as allowed with a local guide. The …
Maximon
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Laura Chadwick
This day was incredible! We woke up at Posada de Santiago, has breakfast, then took the boat back across Lake Atitlan to Panajachel on the other side. Then we drove back to Antigua, stopping first …
Hotel pool and Lake Atitlan
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Laura Chadwick
The lake is AMAZING! Truly deserving of consideration as a wonder of the world. It is about 26 kilometers across and may be up to 400 ft. deep in places. It is surrounded by volcanos that reach to …
Our bungalow at Posada de Santiago
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Laura Chadwick
Today we rode to Chichicastenengo, a town with one of the largest local markets and some truly beautiful churches. Our guide Hugo was wonderful, and really took time to point out local customs and …
Local women walking towards a cemetary
Author
Laura Chadwick
December is the perfect time to visit Guatemala! It seemed that every day there was a celebration, a festival, or at least beautiful decorations to see! Our first evening in Antigua we strolled …

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