Tag Archives: Guatemala

San Pedro La Laguna Guide

I spent an entire month upon the shores of Lago Atitlán. Two of those weeks were in the lake’s party center, San Pedro La Laguna. A town of 9,000 people, there should be plenty of things for you to do while you stay in this Guatemalan city. Lodging  Hostel Miguel Bed and Breakfast – This […]

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Working While Traveling: Bartending at a Hostel

The last thing that I wanted to think about when I started traveling was working, but it’s an easy way to keep more money in your pocket and get to now a city better. “It didn’t feel like a job. I was working five hours a day and drinking the rest,” my friend Dillon McCord […]

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Central America Budget

After four months in Central America, I spent a total of $3,692.21. The total probably would have been cheaper had I not chosen to stay so far away from Guatemala City in my last week in the country. The taxi fares averaged about $45 (Q360) for round trip. Along with the distance, I also had […]

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Antigua, Guatemala Budget Guide

Most likely if you go to Guatemala, you’re going to go to Antigua. Love it or hate it, this is the home-base for most travelers when they’re here. It may be pricier than Lago de Atitlán, and it’s definitely full of many more tourists than Guatemala City or Xela, but that’s Antigua. The city is […]

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Why You Need to Man Up and Visit Guatemala City

The traveling community doesn’t have a great opinion of Guatemala City. In fact, I hear the main reason not to go visit the city is because it’s “dangerous.” While I recognize that there are problems, I think they’re greatly exaggerated. I’ve had some of the most fun in Guatemala here in the capital. Imagine the […]

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