There is always something nurturing about spending sundays surrounded by family, even if it is not your own.
My last stop before moving on to Honduras was Guatemala city. I met Paols via facebook on one of those groups dedicated to connect people traveling and those who offer a couch or a spare room for hosting travelers without Continue reading Any given Sunday with a Guatemalan family
I can´t count how many times people told me to avoid visiting Guatemala city. You´ll get robbed, there is nothing to see there, tourists don´t go to the capital for a reason, you will not find any hostels there etc etc.
With more than 4.5 million people, Nueva Guatemala is the biggest city in the country and I arrived there hoping to change some Bitcoin for Quetzales because even young guatemalans had more physichal money than me.
Continue reading The most dangerous city in Guatemala – Or is it?
I am a dog person, there is no doubt about it. Since I was a little kid I´ve had dogs and growing up I learned so much from them. They are part of my life and I can´t imagine a world where this mates are not around. I´ve experienced people robbing the rottweiler I grew up with, my high school years I spent them with two beautiful shcnauzers which I witnessed their growth over the years and also lived through the loss of the eldest a few months ago.
Continue reading Dogs in Guatemala – A nomad´s best friend
For some is the ocean, for me, my element are lakes. I feel calm, centered, I can write but most important: I feel true to myself.
I considered staying here for a month in a town called San Pedro. It is right by the lake and for only $150 bucks a month I would have a room with a lakeview and surrounded by cute tourists.
Continue reading Living in the biggest Lake in Guatemala
No more chicken buses, you get robbed on those. I´m back to the roots and hitchhiking my way down Central America.
I have to admitt hat after the last time I traveled in Guatemala and got robbed atu gunpoint I didn´t feel safe on the road nor on a chicken bus. But getting lost, robbed, sleeping poorly sometimes, meeting people and saying goodbye in a matter of days, they are all part of the job and you have to take the best out of every situation.
Continue reading Hitchhiking Tales #4 – Back in Action