after 24 hours of travel and walking across the boarder… we arrived in guatemala!
One view from the terrace of our hostel in Antigua, Yellow House
The quintessential Antigua Guatemala photo. This was a few blocks from our hostel
For the better part of a month, we had this breakfast´- eggs, beans, stewed tomatoes, herbed potatoes, pancakes, bread, homemade jam, 4 different types of fruit, and coffee! This was the 7am breakfast que
For 3 weeks we had Spanish classes in this garden
We shopped here for every meal. 3 days a week the market extended outdoors for extra fruits and veggies. 5 fresh off the tree avacados for $1, yes please!
Zapote and Mamey turned out to be a dessert favourite!
We miss this market
So many colors and textiles!
A view from Lake Atitlan (the calm after the storm)
This dog followed us around for one whole morning, and this lady follwed everyone around trying to sell her wares… in Panajachel
We visited a macadamia farm. The fallen shells make the walkway.
The bathroom on the macadania farm. Worthy of sharing.
With Brie and Anna at Hectors! Our last night until our next reunion somewhere in the world
Selfie on Volcan Pacaya
Eating a marshmallow cooked in the volcano!
We were followed by horses and dogs all the way up!
Photo credit- Megan Schneider… setting ¨dramatic
One Sunday procession post Lent/pre Easter
a typical view from our street
another typical view… ruined churches and tuk tuks
at Cafe No Se with new friends Toby, Georgia, and Brie
so happy to have met Kris and Alice… their travel blog blows ours away with wit and truth! because in the end, all the terrifying experiences are hysterical, right?
the inside of a “sauna”
this man chopped down this tree with a machete and then carried it down a mountain into town…carrying it by a strap on his forehead… and he is in his 60s and shorter than Rachelle. respect
one of the beautiful places we stayed…which may or may not have had bedbugs
Meg and Nicholas holding onto the frame of a pick up as we travel through the windy mountainous roads
this is safe, right?
a picture of us making it over that bridge!
we hiked to this awesome view of the aqua pools of Semuc Champey that we would later swim in!
the hike with Nicholas and Ni
the river runs below these gorgeous pools
Meg being serenaded
another place we stayed… this is the view from the shower!
view from our room…
bat cave! we stood there as thousands of bats flew by us. we could hear and feel the flutter of their wings and see their shadows lit by that lone bulb.
Meg was not thrilled about the plant face paint
this is us smiling, lit by candles in a cave…before realizing it would fill with water, we would have to squeeze between rocks and climb waterfalls, and Rachelle would lose her shoe
candle lit cave swimming
the blur is most likely from Rachelle shivering
sweet sweet daylight
rope swing…dangerously above huge rocks
bridge jump… at extremely low tide
Meg with nice form
Semuc Champey – paradise of Guatemala