Category: Travel Diaries

Travel Diary of Central American trip incorporating Mexico, Guatemala and Belize

Day 8; An Antigua Volcano Hike There appear to be no discernible road rules on the cobblestone streets of Antigua. Or at least, none obvious to a foreigner such as myself. Right of way appears to be straight, at intersections vehicles seem to take a gap when it comes. The town is busy today. Cars […]

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Day 7: Antigua Our first full day in Antigua brought us the chance to walk the streets in daylight and really see the detail of the town. And what a curious place it is. There are stretches of stone walls, often coloured and broken only by carved wooden doors. The ornate doors conceal expansive interiors […]

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Day 6; Mexico City to Antigua, Guatemala I am so terribly excited to get to Antigua. I picked our hotel specifically because you can see one of the volcanoes erupting from the rooftop terrace! We’ll be there for three nights, before we move to another hotel in Antigua for the start of the tour and […]

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Day 5: The Frida Kahlo house and New Years Eve in Mexico The Frida Kahlo house was top of Ruth’s list for Mexico City, but we had been unable to get tickets online. The hotel told us that we could go and lineup anyway, but there would be no guarantee of getting in. So we […]

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Day 4: Chapultepec Castle Serendipity: A fortunate accident I had a solid 8hrs unbroken sleep last night. With no locked in times for activities we’d permitted ourselves a much needed sleep in. Our plan was to head to Chapultepec Castle and explore another part of the city. It was a couple of stops on the […]

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Visiting Teotihuacan – a tour experience This post contains affiliate links. Making a purchase through one of these links earns a small commission at no additional cost to you and is a great way to show your support to this site. In what was a lesson in blindly taking recommendations and not asking enough questions, […]

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Day 2: Mexico City   I think I was asleep almost as soon as I turned out the light and I awoke full of beans and ready to explore Mexico City. Given local time was 11pm at night though it didn’t seem like the wisest idea. The king bed we’re sharing is amazingly comfortable and […]

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Day 1: Off to Mexico City! 4.30am isn’t pretty, regardless of the reason why you’re meeting it. Except perhaps if it’s still being up from the night before. In which case it’s probably a precursor to a splitting headache at some point in the forseeable future. Dad picked me up at 6am to catch the […]

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