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When you think of Guatemala, an image comes to mind, a colourful, messy, folky picture of old American school buses converted into the country’s backbone transport system: the “chicken” busĀ is an experience in itself. Often the cheapest way to travel, though not the safest, the chicken bus offers the unique opportunity to see inside Guatemalans’ […]

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We have now realised that traveling in Central America is for most tourists also synonymous of adventure experience tourism. Everywhere it’s possible to see always an adventure tour, and while we managed to mainly skip it in Belize as adventurous tourism is not on top of our list, we did not avoid it so much […]

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Now that we’ve entered Guatemala, we feel more we are in the real Central America, or also known as Latin America. Not that Belize doesn’t have a strong Spanish language and culture influence, but the English legacy, the slow pace, apparent order of things and the lack of population gives Belize a laid back feel […]

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I remember when I was a little girl, how I would accompany my mother to the weekly fair in my hometown. I loved the stroll because it was always a chance to see something new. I still remember the vendors shouting loudly their products and the women bargaining the prices with my mother. But the […]

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We stroll with some dificulty through the crowds in the food section of the market. Here, people come to buy fresh produce and to eat lunch from one of the many food stalls. We almost endulged in a smoky, greasy looking piece of pork meat but decided to look for something a bit healthier.   […]

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Who ever plans to visit Guatemala for sure puts the Maya ruins at Tikal National Park on top of the wish list. But why? What’s so fascinating about this place that shadows the other numerous ruins in Belize and Guatemala? I need to first explain a bit about the historic importance of Tikal so that […]

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