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Part 3: Guatemala

GTM 01 : (VIDEO) Camping my first night in Guatemala

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GTM 01 : No tikal for me, straight to Flores (Journal Entry)

The Sights and Sounds of Guatemala Chickens, machetes, donkeys. Ranches, Pigs(! in road), bicycles. Mist, rain, horses. Tortillas, lots of kids. I am beginning to familiarize myself with the everyday sights of Guatemala. Most different here are the pigs that roam free an packs of 3 or 4, sifting through the garbage by the roadside. … Continue reading »

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GTM 02 : (VIDEO) Sunrise in Flores

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GTM 02 : Flores – Los Pozas (Journal Entry)

I awoke in my bunk in the hostel before sunrise and lay listening to the roosters and the snoring of the other guests in the dark. At  dawn I set out to explore the island of Flores and walk its steep cobble stone streets in my bicycle cleats. The streets are so narrow and steep … Continue reading »

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GTM 03 : The First Mountains of Guatemala

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GTM 04 : Chisec -> Cobàn

Uphill in the rain It’s my first Sunday in Guatemala and the towns along my route are peacefully quiet. Riding through, I catch the the sounds of hymns floating from the large churches along the road. In the rural villages of Guatemala it is not uncommon that the largest building in each village is the church. The … Continue reading »

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GTM 05 : Cobàn – Chicamàn

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GTM 06 : Chicamàn -> Sacapulas

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GTM 07 : (VIDEO) Biking the busy streets of Totonicapán

 

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GTM 07 : Sacapulas – Casa Blanca (journal entry)

The town of San Pedro is beautiful. I don’t know if it is the recent sunshine or the tree-lined roads through the countryside, but I really like this place.  The freshly paved road saunters along the the ridge line acending to beautiful views 3,000 feet above the valley floor below. The growing season has passed here … Continue reading »

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