Discovering a part of southern Guatemala on my way between Mexico and Nicaragua.
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North America19 days / April 2022
Highs & Lows
The beauty of nature, its volcanoes, its history.
Much colder than its neighboring countries (higher altitude), and unfortunately the insecurity and thefts (in the buses)
Q & A
What would you have changed?
Spending more time to explore North, flores, Tikal, semuc shampey ...
Anything go wrong during the trip?
I've met a lot of people who have had their stuff robbed (especialy in buses). Guatemala is a very poor country, and many tourists display their latest phone or jewelry for all to see.... Be smart and adapt to the country you are in 😊
How was the food?
Always recommand to eat in comedor ! We discover the culinary specialties and the exchange with the locals is always interesting. They like to give us advice on their city, or even on their country when they have traveled a little.
What tips would you give a friend?
Be carefull in the chicken buses. Don't leave your belongings unattended !!
Good shoes (lots of beautiful hikes and impractical terrain), and a rain cape !!
Plan trip and leave early, you'll never know when you'll arrive at destination with chicken buses, because the roads are not in good condition ! There are a lot of Shuttles (small vans to go everywhere in Guatemala), everything is organized there but it's often expensive, much more than organizing your own transport with the chickens!