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Climbing the active Pacaya volcano

February 10, 2012

About an hour and a half from the center of Antigua, Guatemala is the park entrance to the Pacaya volcano. Pacaya is an active volcano that actually last erupted just two years ago on May 27, 2010.

I’ve been on other volcanoes before, but this is the first time I’ve been on an active one. My Spanish school in Antigua organized a tour one afternoon and about 7 of us joined in. A shuttle picked …

Learning Spanish in Guatemala (Week 1 – Antigua)

February 6, 2012

One of my goals for my round-the-world trip is to learn Spanish. I want to learn enough that I’d be able to hold a conversation in Spanish by the time my trip is over.

When I was doing my research on which country to take classes in, Guatemala kept coming up. It’s supposed to be the cheapest country to study in and Guatemalans speak the language very clearly.

I originally thought about starting classes in …

Caye Caulker, Belize to Flores, Guatemala

February 4, 2012

I thought that 3 nights in Caye Caulker would be more than enough as the island is very small. You can probably walk the entire island in less than 2 hours. They don’t even have cars here, just golf carts and bicycles. But I ended up staying 5 nights as I enjoyed it so much.

I spent a lot of time here really just doing nothing. I usually start the day by walking around. Then …