25 Days in Mayan Country

It’s Thursday afternoon and I’m preparing for my 25-day trip through the ancient ruins of Guatemala and El Salvador, which will be my 40th and 41st countries. I’m kicking this trip off in Guatemala City and I hear it’s a bustling capital city full of parks, markets, and museums. Though I have traveled for longer, this next month will bring a few challenges such as the heat and the grueling transportation schedule to cover as much ground as possible. Once I’m delivered safely to the El Salvadorian border I’ll only be half-way done with this Central American adventure.

A fantastic brand in travel clothing, Scottevest, is sponsoring me for this trip. You may have heard about the brand or seen me wearing this pocket-ridden apparel in my videos. I am excited for the sponsorship opportunity but even more excited to try out all my new gear while exploring Mayan ruins and colonial towns. Scottevest Travel Clothing makes clothes for any weather, for every traveler.

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The pieces I’m taking include: performance tee, performance polo, travel vest, camp shirt, and bamboo polo. That’s over 37 pockets! The clothes are ideal for fast movers traveling with lots of gear. The production gear I’m taking includes: GoPro Camera, Flip Mino HD Camera, Nikon P-7000 Camera, tripodsSteadicam Smoothee, digital hard drives, laptop, and I-phone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the route of my trip below. I think these routes are a good way for anyone to experience these countries. They do, however, require ground transport.

Guatemala

Guatemala City, Panajachel, Chichicastenango, Huehuetenango, Quetzaltenango, Pacific Coast, Volcan de Pacaya, Monterrico, Antigua, Quirigua, Livingston, Rio Dulce and Peten (Tikal)

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El Salvador

San Andres, Santa Ana, Tazumel, Casa Blanca, Nahuizalco, Salcoatitan, Juayua, Apaneca, Ataco, Tacuba, Puerto de Liberta, San Salvador, , La Palma, Suchitoto, Suchitan, Perquin, , Alegria, Berlin, and Laguna de Alegria.

Both tourism boards are providing me with a guide and transportation. I can’t wait to shoot hours of video with my GoPro strapped onto the car, snap incredible images and blog about my time spent in Central America. Since it is the year that the Mayans predicted the world would end, there has been an increase in tourism to these areas. Their amazing civilization has undoubtedly left its mark on the world and I can’t wait to bring it to you in my city guides and videos.

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Hasta mañana,

David

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  1. Wow! That’s a very impressive 4 week itinerary! Especially love how you are also covering the less ventured parts of El Salvador, as well.

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