Tikal With Kids. Family Travel Blog Guatemala

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The highlight of our time in Guatemala was Tikal National Park, the most incredible set of Mayan ruins in the world. But Tikal with kids, is that really going to work? Is it safe? Is it too hot, too high, too boring, too far? No way, the boys had a ball, here’s why. Tikal with Kids. [...]

Good Friday Procession Flores Guatemala

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  Good Friday, two religions in one day. Ancient Mayan traditions in a steamy sub-tropical rain forest at Tikal and an evening Catholic procession in the town of Flores. During our month in Antigua Guatemala we saw the Sunday processions and flower carpets of the build up to Easter, the big day itself will fall [...]

On Good Friday we were Prechristian.

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Wow, what a day, what a place, what a huge amount of learning! We are in Guatemala for Easter and it just happened that our visit to Tikal, the most incredible site in the Mayan world, fell on Good Friday. We’ve already experienced the huge build up to Easter in Antigua Guatemala, the biggest Easter [...]

Breakfast Around the World

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Breakfast is my absolute favourite meal of the day. I’m a morning person, so that first coffee and something to eat are very welcome, particularly if I’m sitting overlooking a beach or a town waking up. You can never have enough food porn so here is our round-up of amazing and less-amazing breakfast around the [...]

Antigua to San Pedro La Laguna. Guatemala Blog.

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Dedicated followers ( there are a few!) will know that we just spent a whole month in Antigua Guatemala quietly getting on with life before catching the bus to San Pedro La Laguna up on Lake Atitlan. It’s like stepping into another world, one we find infinitely more enjoyable. Antigua is lovely but we’re really [...]

Travel is a Waste of Money

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A percentage of the global population think that travel is a waste of money. It had honestly never crossed my mind that anyone thought that way, until somebody on our Facebook page said that it had always been her belief. Gratifyingly, she went on to say that our adventures and enthusiasm for travel had played [...]

Sri Lankan Breakfast

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Mmmm…curry for breakfast! Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day and Sri Lankan breakfast has been the highlight of my early morning eating experiences over the 10 months of our nomadic travel adventure. (Read more about who we are, what we’re doing and why, here.) Large amounts of delicious, gently spiced dishes always put [...]

Getting To Dambulla From Kandy Sri Lanka

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Kandy,  high in the hills of Sri Lanka is a pretty good place to base yourself if you want to visit all the historic sites in this part of Sri Lanka. We spent 5 days in Kandy, enjoyed the relatively cooler climate of the hills and were never short of something to do. Have a [...]