Guatemala Travel Guide | Introducing Guatemala

This country is so wonderful to travel in and has amazing scenery. Even lots of men I have met say it’s beautiful. Not usually a word they would use so it must be true. And it is!! Guatemala City itself is not all that clean and most tourists only stop off here if they are catching an early morning flight out or get in late. This is a small town with some very old buildings, churches and a ton of history to soak up. There is a hill behind the town and this gives you a great view of Antigua. It is not dangerous to go walking up here alone and there are Police on duty. (For some time there was a problem with youths robbing people on the pathway). Like all markets, they have everything for sale, from fruits to blankets, and the colors are brilliant, even one of the fruits I tried was brilliant purple.

Antigua is surrounded by 3 volcanoes, one of which I went to and walked on the hard lava crust while the red hot lava flowed underneath. Even toasted marshmallows. Guatemala has 37 volcanoes, with 4 being active.

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Lake Atitlan

It’s captivating like all of Guatemala. Around Lago de Atitlan are small villages and a day boat trip is a must. In one of the villages buy the world famous pottery. Why do I say world famous, because I meet a Canadian lady who was there especially to buy some. (Not being world famous to me, I can’t remember to name of it.

Tikal was an experience that I can’t describe. Sitting at the top of the tallest pyramid, looking down on the whole site, see the top of other pyramids pointing skywards above the trees, the sound of birds, monkeys. No need to book a bed in Flores as there are loads of hostels and hotels. The hostel/hotel can book you on the bus for Tikal as soon as you get there. From Flores I took the bus through to Belize City.

Travel Tips for Guatemala

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No need to book a shuttle to Antigua if you are flying in to Guatemala City. There are plenty waiting at the airport and they will take you right to your accommodation.

I only booked my first night. Getting a bed is no trouble, even when moving to the next town.

Take shuttle vans between towns. Guatemala is so set up for tourists there is no problem with getting vans, buses, boat tours etc.

Be aware if walking about in Guatemala City after dark, otherwise the rest of the country is very safe.

Talk with the locals. Not good for us if we want to practise our Spanish.

This is a great country to learn Spanish. There are several language schools.

Spend your money.

Climb a volcano

If you do the active volcano close to Antigua, take marshmallows or something similar to toast (and a long stick ).Take some money with you to so if the climb gets the better of you hire a horse. They follow you waiting for you to collapse. Bargain the price down here as they do charge a lot and in my case where trying to get me to pay in US dollars. (I love the sense of humour of these people).

For alot of them tourism is there income but best of all, they have a beautiful country for us to visit.

Internet cafes are in abundance so no worries on sending those emails home.

If you are not going to Honduras you can do the Copan Ruins from Atitlan. They have tours going everyday which makes it a handy way to do these ruins.…

How to Plan a Trip to New Zealand | Travel Guide

If you are a travel fan, you are welcome. Today we will discuss about New Zealand travel, before any country or place you must have a good sense of place. Before traveling to New Zealand, if you find everything there, then you will be benefitted greatly.

This mystic beginning makes your visit to New Zealand all that more special being so far away from the rest of the world travel time is that much further. The Pristine clean environment when you arrive makes all those hours in a plane worthwhile when you enter Gods zone.

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Tourist places

Welcome is the call from the local Maori women as you come on to their land watch as the warm friendly embrace you with a traditional Hongi (Rub noses). Speeches will be performed and songs will be sung food will be prepared to thank the gods of your safe arrival. Let us play host and let you see Maori their wonderful Country. Visit the wonderful Bay of Islands North Island where you will be greeted with the most wonderful scenery and one of the best fishing spots in the world. You must visit Waitangi as a place of great historical significance.

We have the Famous Auckland Museum and many other attractions let us be your host. Waitomo travel to the New Zealand Rotorua but don’t forget to stop off at Matamata the land of the hobbits. In Rotorua be awed with the geothermal activity and the local Maori Hangi shows that happen around town.

From here go on to Taupo and did someone says Trout Fishing the best in the world you have to catch a trout before you move on. Travel on down the island going through places like Tauranga, Gisborne, Taranaki (where Sumarai Warrior with Tom Cruise was filmed). Wellington the capital of New Zealand with Te Papa our national museum and our parliament is our next biggest and last city before you cross over to the South Island. If you thought the North island was spectacular the South Island is the jewel in the crown this pristine environment has not been touched for centuries and your travel down the west coast will be in awe. Stop off at the world famous Kaikoura Whale watch operation and be amazed about how beautiful these creatures can be. New Zealand Queenstown that every adventure seeking junkie needs to visit. The scenery in Queenstown is an awesome site as well and will cater for everybody needs. So Here man comes to New Zealand and lets play host to you.

Most workers will have caught their first snapper on the boat of a workmate within their first month on the job. Hopefully, I’ve now done enough to get you interested in New Zealand and you can go dig for some more information about this top-notch country. And if you’re not already convinced that New Zealand is the greatest country in the world then you soon will be.…