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Land of the Maya

Smoking volcanoes spin by as a sea of Mayan weaving lurches from one side of the chicken bus to the other. With the Mayan majority on constant display, dramatic geography, and prices any frugal traveller could love, for some, Guatemala is the quintessential Central American experience. Incredible Antigua, one of its mandatory stops, was once the capital of an enormous swath of the Americas. Frozen in time for centuries thanks to repeated earthquakes, today it has been impeccably restored in all its rubble and glory... not to mention it's the best traveller's hub from here to Cusco. From crater lakes to the ruins of Tikal, it's a miracle Guatemala is still off the radar for so many. Let's hope it stays that way.

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Visual Adventure: Central America

Sept. 13, 2013, 10:52 a.m.

This February I had the pleasure of traveling with G Adventures on their inaugural Mayan Ruins and Culture tour. It took us through El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala where we were able to visit many of the sites in the heartland of the former Mayan empire. We visited four Mayan ruins: Joya de Cerén, Copan, [&hellip

Man vs The Chicken Bus

May 18, 2012, 4:13 p.m.

We were somewhere near Panajachel in the heart of Guatemala, when the fear and the loathing began to take hold. A transport truck had jack-knifed on the main highway leading to Central America’s largest market, Chichicastenengo and our chicken bus, now too far-gone into our journey to turn back, had no other option but to [&hellip

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