Our orange backpack just loves to travel. He enjoys Asian cuisine, wants to go on African safaris or heads to Paris for a city trip. Of course we don’t mind joining him and sharing his travel stories and tips with you on this blog! With love, Maartje
Our favorite city in Yucatán is without a doubt Mérida. We fell in love with the brightly colored streets with Volkswagen beetles, the equally colorful street life, the local culture and all those nice places to eat. We felt so at home here that we saw ourselves
The town of Campeche on the west coast of the Yucatán peninsula is often called the most beautiful place in the region. The colorful streets, the city walls and the retro cars dominate the street scene in the old center. We went looking for the most beautiful
The city of Quetzaltenango – also known as Xela – is rarely included in travel routes for Guatemala. And we think that’s a shame. Of course we understand that in the event of a lack of time you put the big highlights Antigua, Lago di Atitlan and
During the preparations for a new trip, the same question always arises: how expensive is it there? Let us answer your question immediately: Guatemala is affordable. It is not as cheap as in many Asian countries, but the price level is much lower here than in Europe.
The orange backpack is gone. And not just the backpack. At the end of an amazing two-month trip in Guatemala, Belize and Mexico, we were robbed at our hotel. While we were sleeping at night, someone entered our hotel room and took everything. Pretty much everything was
A spectacular sunrise from a volcano with a view of even more volcanoes. Waking up at night from eruptions. A hike through several ecosystems upwards. It doesn’t get more impressive than conquering the volcano Acatenango. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about this unique volcano
Are you coming to the beach village of Mahahual for a snow-white beach with palm trees? For snorkeling in the beautiful coral reef directly in front of the coast? Relax and do nothing for a few days? Then Mahahual might disappoint you. In this blog we explain
In many guides and blogs, the beach village of Mahahual is recommended as an undiscovered gem on the Caribbean coast. That sounded like music to us, but we were a lot less enthusiastic ourselves. Why do we not recommend Mahahual? And which bounty alternative do we recommend?
Deep in the jungle lies one of the hidden gems of Guatemala near a crocodile lake: the Yaxha temple complex. While all travelers go to the famous Tikal, neighboring Yaxha is still wonderfully undiscovered. Prepare for crocodiles and howler monkeys, jungle and temples, off the grid cottages
Camping under a beautiful starry sky, roasting marshmallows over lava and impressive bursts of red lava. Sleeping on the Pacaya is a unique experience that you will never forget! In this blog we tell you everything you need to know about the hike, the camping and the