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Guatemala Trip Journal \ Photos

Messing with the lava on Pacaya Volcano
Hotel Aurora, Antigua
Antigua - Volcano in the background
Cobblestone streets in Antigua
Me with Rina, from Viaventure
Joe in Antigua
Antigua church
View in Antigua
Wonderful detail in Antigua
Volcano looming overhead
Joe at the fountain in the main plaza
Fountain
Antigua Street View
A lot of people rode around on their bikes!
Me, at the beginning of our Pacaya Volcano hike
Starting the hike to Pacaya
Running down the hill of volcanic sand!
Taxis, in case you needed a lift!
The Pacaya volcano is the only active volcano in Guatemala!
Lots of steam...
To the lava!
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Flowing lava
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Joe versus the volcano!
Getting a little warm at Pacaya...
Approaching the lava flow on Pacaya Volcano
Representing Montana!
Is something on fire?
The Plaza Mayor, Antigua
Posada de Santiago, our bungalow on Lake Atitlan
Our room at the Posada!
Lilies on the lake
Canoeing in the rain on Lake Atitlan
Fisherman on the lake
Mountain View from the lake
Fishing with only wire and a hook
Laundry day - Lake Atitlan
A tuk-tuk in Santiago de Atitlan
Carrying wood on his head and back!
Eating watermelon on the roof of the Santiago market
The pier at Santiago
Taking a public boat to San Pedro
Joe at the lake
San Marcos - Lake Atitlan
Joe couldnt resist...(Hes from KY)
Taking in a local soccer game in San Marcos
Joe says I look like Hunter S. Thompson in this hat.
Eating lunch in San Marcos
I couldnt resist this one.
Soaking with friends in the Posada de Santiagos hot tub.
Lake Atitlan
Leaving the Posada
Great scenery on the lake!
Fisherman at Lake Atitlan
Lake Atitlan
At Panajachel, Lake Atitlan
Panajachel (Pana)
Riding in the tuk-tuk
Back at Hotel Aurora (Antigua) for one more night
Antigua
Loading up on bug spray in Rio Dulce!
Exploring the property at Hacienda Tijax - Rio Dulce
Flower petals at the Hacienda
Taking the lancha in Rio Dulce
At the pier in Rio Dulce
Mangroves on our boat ride up the Rio Dulce
Castillo de San Felipe, Rio Dulce
On the grounds of the Castillo de San Felipe
Me at the castle - Rio Dulce / Lake Izabal
Joe wanted this for his bug collection...
Along the Rio Dulce
Lilies on the river
Dugout canoes
Stopping off for a cool coconut drink
Cutting up my coconut
Rio Dulce scene
Arriving in Livingston - The Caribbean!
Still have that coconut!
Does anyone know where Joe can buy one of these?
Tapado - The local Garifuna specialty in Livingston
Soccer on the beach in Livingston
Getting some avocados in Livingston
The pool at Hacienda Tijax
Hacienda Tijax
Our bungalow at the Hacienda
Arriving at Tikal - A model of the ruins
The Ceiba Tree - The national tree.
Leaf-cutter ants at Tikal
The ants!
Monkeys at Tikal
Ruins
More ruins...
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Me and some history
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Looking pretty steep
Coming down
View from the top of the pyramid
Going up...
What a view!
Joe at the top of the world!
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Our journeys around Guatemala
Our journeys around Guatemala
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Joe and I
Resting on the pyramid
At the top!
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Cooling off during lunch at Tikal
A Coatamundi - Racoon-like animal at Tikal
View from our hotel room at the Casona del Lago - Flores
Eating dinner on the lake in Flores
Watching the sun set in Flores
In the van on the way to Coban
We need to cross the river on a ferry
The Rio de Pasion
Arriving in Coban
Gorgeous view on the way to Semuc Champey
Me and Joe and the view
Starting our steep hike to the lookout
The Cahabon River, Semuc Champey
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The pools at Semuc Champey - Breathtaking!
They form a limestone bridge over the river
Made it to El Mirador (The Lookout)!
Random poisonous snake along the hike
The Cahabon River
The pools of Semuc Champey
The group with our guide, Rudy (in the red hat)
Our group - Ready for adventure!
Turquoise water!
Enjoying the cool water!
Local Mayan boys playing near Semuc Champey
Gallo Beer - The local favorite
Joe in Coban, drinking soda out of a bag!
Checking out of El Recreo, our Coban hotel.  Great staff!

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