On 1st Oct, 2015, we headed off on a journey, hoping to travel around the world. 


We have sailed across the Atlantic and up through the Caribbean, toured North, Central and South America  in our VW van and are now enjoying our trip through New Zealand. 


Enjoy our blog - older posts are found at the very bottom of the blog page.

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September 29, 2017

As we left the mountains of central Guatemala the temperature climbed and we knew we were heading back to wards the Atlantic coast. 

Our first stop was the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Quirigua, an ancient Maya archaeological park, known for its intricately carved, bea...

September 26, 2017

From Lake Atitlan we headed first to Chichicastenango for market day and then on to Antigua, Guatemala's first capital city.

Chichi was a riot of colour, incense and a real assault of the senses, the noises, the smells, the crush...

Antigua by comparison was calm and ord...

September 22, 2017

From Xela (Queztaltenango) we headed east towards Lake Atitlan, surrounded on all sides by volcanoes, not so easily accessible, but once down at the waterfront you can abandon the car and reach all the villages dotted around the lake by Lancha (boat). 

We found a b...

September 19, 2017

From El Peten, we took the main highway south from Flores to Coban.  Route No 7 was nice and red on the map, the best type of road there could be.  We hadn't anticipated that the road could or would change so much and as the asphalt disappeared it gave way to a single...

September 4, 2017

We crossed into Guatemala from Belize and headed straight for Lake Petén-Itza and a great campsite in El Remate, right on the lake.  After a day or two of enjoying our time on the lake we headed to Tikal, a vast site with hundreds of temples, pyramids and stellae.  Bei...

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