1 Month Backpacking in Guatemala

I spent one month in Guatemala in late 2012 attempting to learn a little bit of the Spanish language as well as backpack around on some of the worlds bumpiest roads in order to explore as much of the country as possible. This journey took me through Guatemala City, Antigua, San Pedro and San Marcos on Lake Atitlan, The Chichicastenango Markets, Lanquin and the famous Semuk Champey Limestone Aqua Bridge that passes over the Cahabón River, then finally onto Flores and The Tikal National Park to view some ancient Mayan Temples. It was an incredible trip, I found the most impressive thing about Guatemala to be the local people, how real and traditional their lives still remained even whilst surrounded at every turn by the western world. They are preserving their culture for themselves, and anyone who is lucky enough to travel to this beautiful part of the world will get to appreciate what they have to offer, whether that be through purchasing their unique wares, eating their flavour packed food, drinking their freshly roasted coffee, or simply receiving a kind smile from a cute colourful ball that is the Mayan children. I can't wait to get back. Please enjoy the photos

On the Road Again

For the last 3 weeks I have been travelling through Guatemala in Central America. Life has been a bit crazy but I finally got a chance to sit down for 10 hours yesterday and start editing the thousand or so images I have shot so far while making my way through this exotic land. The next challenge is to find internet capable of uploading some of them to the blog for your viewing pleasure. Over the next 2 and a bit months I will be making my way through Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Columbia, Peru, Bolivia and maybe even a slice of Chile. It's gonna be a difficult mission given the time constraints but I am usually drunk enough to make crazy plans come true. Cross your fingers for me and I'll hopefully see you on the other side. Much love.