Guatemala Articles Paradise Found in Semuc Champey, GuatemalaBedraggled and tired after a 10 hour crawling bus journey around Guatemalas infamous winding roads, we perched on a tree stump with fresh fruit juice in hand. We had arrived at the aqua green lagoons of Semuc Champey! Exploring Semuc Champey Caves By Candlelight, GuatemalaPeering into the darkness ahead of us, our guide handed us a candle each and ushered us forwards. Kitted out in our swimming costumes, we had been told to expect darkness, various obstacles to climb and swimming, welcome to candle lit caving, Guatemala style! Making Sweet Chocolate In Semuc Champey, GuatemalaOne thing we didn’t expect to be doing deep in the Guatemalan countryside was creating our own chocolate from scratch, but that’s exactly what happened when we visited Semuc Champey! It was an interesting (and tasty) experience! Semana Santa Celebrations In Antigua, GuatemalaAntigua in Guatemala has arguably some of the best celebrations of Holy week, or Semana Santa in all of Latin America. We were lucky enough to be in town for the celebrations, and the numerous processions along its ancient cobbled streets… The Displays of Semana Santa GuatemalaWe were incredibly lucky to be in Antigua, Guatemala for the famous Semana Santa Guatemala (Holy Week) celebrations which are revered as some of the best in all of Latin America. One of the main elements of the celebrations are the intricate and delicate floral displays laid on the road for the processions to walk over on their journeys and here we share our favourite images. Exploring Magnificent Mayan Ruins In GuatemalaTikal National Park in Northern Guatemala provided us with our first glimpse of Mayan ruins after our extensive travels through Incan territory in South America. If you’re thinking of visiting Chichen Itza in Mexico, think about heading here to see the magnificent Mayan Ruins of Guatemala! 2 Comments Tilly July 12th 2015, 9:52 am Hi, when you traveled around Guatemala, did you guys use the chicken buses as your general form of transportation, if so, how safe were they? Many thanks, your website is great and very helpful! X Barry July 13th 2015, 10:20 am Hi Tilly! We didn’t use a chicken bus in Guatemala, we mostly used the shuttles that were organised by the accommodation we stayed in! We just felt they were safer, quicker and still cheap for us (although the chicken buses would be even cheaper!). Enjoy Guatemala! Comments are closed.