Best Hotels to Stay near Tikal, Guatemala

First of all, the obvious question here is what is Tikal and why would anyone want to stay near this place? Tikal is a huge archaeological site in the Guatemalan department of Peten, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since…

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Shopping On Chichicastenango Market Day

What is Chichicastenango Market Day? Chichicastenango, or “Chichi,” is a quaint, charming town whose occasional modern constructions are offset by traditional adobe houses and cobblestone streets. It is easily accessed via one of the economical chicken buses from Atitlán’s main station.…

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Top 6 Outdoor Activities in Guatemala

Guatemala’s natural and cultural vastness mean that it offers something that lines up with everyone’s interests. During my visit, I was privileged to get a sampling of the country’s diverse attractions. Top 6 Outdoor Activities in Guatemala Climb Pecaya Volcano Pecaya…

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4 Must Visit Mayan Ruins in Guatemala

I recently traveled through Guatemala for two weeks and visited several historical locations along the way. What really attracted me to Guatemala this year was that 2012 is the year of the Mayans. There are more then 1,500 Mayan ruins…

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Practical Tips for Traveling in Guatemala

While I was recently traveling through Central America my guide gave me some practical tips for traveling in Guatemala that I think everyone should know before stepping foot in Guate: Elevation It may be Central America, but there is a great…

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Is Guatemala Dangerous?

Before arriving in Guatemala I had heard from loads of people that the country is dangerous, especially now with the Mayan doomsday prediction and the influx of tourists. Last October I contacted INGUAT, the Guatemalan tourism board, and told them…

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Nine Best Drinks in Guatemala

Trying new foods and drinks (beers, wines, and liquors) is a great way to learn about the gastronomy of a culture. After 12 eventful days traveling through Guatemala, I have had the opportunity to try several popular local drinks- some alcoholic…

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Scheduled 2012 Itinerary So Far…

As some of you may know from my tweets and Facebook posts, 2012 has proved to be a very exciting year for Davidsbeenhere, and it’s only getting better! Right now I am traveling through Guatemala exploring Mayan ruins and sampling…

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Modern Mayan Culture in Guatemala

Most people hear about the Maya and they think that they were like the Romans or the Greeks; a once-mighty civilization that later disappeared. This is so far from the truth. The Maya are actually an ethnic group that has…

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The Best Gear for Travel Vloggers

To tell you a little about the best gear for travel vloggers, here is a little bit of information about me: I have been a vlogging (video blogging) from the start, but I have recently been blogging on my website.…

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History of the Mayan Language

You know about their temples, art, and even their 12/12/12 doomsday prediction, but how much do you know about the history of the Mayan language? The Maya civilization began in 2,000 B.C. and lasted for over three millennia until European…

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