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Hiking the Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala

Someone pass me my Indian Jones hat, I’m off to scale a live volcano today. Antigua is surrounded in these bad boys, which is why the area is so beautiful. Climbing volcanoes in Antigua is the one thing you have to do when you’re visiting Guatemala’s expat hangout. There are a few options, 2 of which take priority. You can either ...

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Antigua coffee tour and city tour

Antigua is the number one place in Guatemala to spend some time. Like Chiang Mai in Thailand this is where the majority of expats hangout, work online, play music, chill. It’s got a real young, hipster vibe about it – but genuine hipster vibe, not some contrived mustache wearing hipster instagramming his big mac whilst wearing short shorts. The town is ...

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Hotel Kangaroo and Rio Dulce's Hot Springs Waterfalls

Rio Dulce is a spot than most people miss on their journey around Guatemala but hopefully I’m here to put that right. Rio Dulce is about a 5 hour journey from Flores and Tikal in the north, and another 5 hours or so from Antigua in the south – every traveler goes to both those spots, so Rio Dulce is ...

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Visiting Tikal; Amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site in Guatemala

Guatemala is arguably the best country in Central America to backpack through. It has something amazing to see within a 5 hour journey for each stop, so it’s perfect to plan a 10 day trip through. The most famous site of all, Tikal, is found just outside Flores, a cute little town in the north of Guatemala. Tikal is a set ...

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Taking a boat ride in Florianopolis, Brazil

Florianopolis should be on your Brazilian itinerary, it’s as simple as that. Taking the bus ride in from Florianopolis the ‘city’ across to Florianopolis ‘the island’ was nothing short of spectacular. The ride took us between two lagoons, through a mini mountain range, past gorgeous towns perched right on the coasts and finally to my town of Barro de Lagoa. ...

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