On the way home we meet Caveman… It turns out Caveman is a true legend of the sea and after some friendly banter we book a snorkel trip with him for the next day. Caveman tells us it’s his job to respect the sea, make us happy and show us his place. Read More

I’d heard a lot about Caye Caulker (pronounced ‘Key’ Caulker) from travelers and everyone agreed that Caye Caulker was the ideal place for sun and low-key and anti-resorty fun. This sounded like us. Read More

It feels kind of metropolitan–a wee bit European, a bit gritty and very Guatemalan, Quetzeltenango showed us a an intimate and very real view of Guatemala. Surrounded by a plethora of typical Mayan villages Qutezeltenango aka Xela is a city with a real heart. Read More

Learning Spanish in Guatemala is popular and some places are well-known for it.

But if you want to remain fairly off-the-trail, Xela is defintately the place to go. Read More

I loved saying I was going to Guatemala, it sounded faraway, unknown and kind of exotic in a strange way. The smooth and rhythmic sound of  “Gwah-teh-maah-laa.” was music to my ears.I really had little idea what to expect and I wondered what it was really like? Read More