El Salvador

I thought El Salvador (The Saviour) was a very appropriate place to visit after Easter Sunday.  The bus I got was headed to San Salvador, the capital city.  According to google maps the journey should have taken 4.5 hours, in fact it took over 9 with a stop at the border of and hour and … More El Salvador

Easter Sunday

I woke just after 7 and in an Easter spirit I went to a French bakery and bought myself a cinnamon swirl (it was the closest I could get to a hot cross bun). I then went for a coffee to chill and catch up with emails etc. After a relaxed start I decided that … More Easter Sunday

Lago de Atitlan

Today yet again started before the sun was up, I walked the virtually empty streets to where the bus to the lake was leaving from and about 15 minutes later it turned up and we all got on, over an hour later it finally left after we had waited for some Guatemalan friends of the driver. … More Lago de Atitlan


It was an early start (0430) to drive the 63km to Tikal, once we got there I parted the rest of the group (due to my aversion to tour guides) and what a good decision it turned out to be.  I immediately headed to the main plaza where two of the largest temples are also … More Tikal