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The Chicken Buses of Guatemala
March 5, 2012
The Chicken Buses of Guatemala

From its colorful markets and bougainvillea-covered walls to its pastel colored colonial buildings, Guatemala is arguably one of the most colorful countries in the world. One of the first things I noticed upon arriving in Guatemala, were the intensely hued buses. Known as “chicken buses,” these old, retired American school buses arrive in Guatemala in [...]

Panajachel – Where the Mayan Culture Still Thrives
September 2, 2011
Panajachel – Where the Mayan Culture Still Thrives

Located in the Guatemalan highlands, Panajachel, or Pana, is a town full of interesting sights, smells and sounds. Easily reached via a three hour minibus ride from Antigua or Guatemala City, Pana, provides incredible views of three volcanoes and Lake Atitlan. The volcanoes, San Pedro, Toliman, and Atitlan provide an extraordinary setting for this little [...]

Travel Photo – Panajachel, Guatemala
January 4, 2011
Travel Photo – Panajachel, Guatemala

The view of Panajachel from Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. Budget Panajachel hostels starting at 12USD.

Travel Photo – Masks for Sale in Antigua, Guatemala
October 14, 2010
Travel Photo – Masks for Sale in Antigua, Guatemala

Colorful masks for sale at a market in Antigua, Guatemala.

Chichicastenango – Guatemala's Largest Market
October 28, 2009
Chichicastenango – Guatemala's Largest Market

Chichicastenango (Chi Chi) is a small Mayan town in the western highlands of Guatemala which is famous for its traditional market. Market days are Thursday and Sunday and, each week, the colorful scene attracts both locals and international tourists. One of the most striking sights in Chichicastenango is the myriad of colors present in the [...]

Travel Photo – Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
January 1, 2009
Travel Photo – Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

An old rickety dock in Panajachel on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala