Category Archives: Guatemala

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Volcanos – Antigua to Taxisco (90k/11,531k, 420m)

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(March 3 – written by Dave) Today we passed through volcano country.  Antigua is ringed by a number of them and we had to ride between a couple to get out of town.  Much to our surprise, the volcano on … Continue reading

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Antigua exploring

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(March 2 – written by Dave) First up, a couple comments on yesterday’s blog…  We read a lot of travel blogs.  Everyone writes with a different style.  Some people write blogs that contain nothing but rosy, positive commentary.  Others, for … Continue reading

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Capitol time – Panajachel to Antigua (92k/11,411k, 880m)

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(March 1 – written by Dave) We’ve made it to Antigua – we were really excited to get here to have a look around.  Unfortunately we found that the hotel we booked via booking.com turned out to be a little … Continue reading

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Lake Atitlan – beautiful, but too much water

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(February 28 – written by Dave) Our guest cottage was amazingly quiet overnight.  We both slept great.  It probably had something to do with not having an alarm set as well.  The Guatemalan central highlands turned out to be harder … Continue reading

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Topping out – San Cristobal Totonicapan to Panajachel (77k/11,349k, 1250m)

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(February 27 – written by Dave) We survived the night in our rough hotel room.  We discovered that the shower AND the toilet leaked.  We had a toilet seat but every flush sort of flooded the floor a little.  Yuck.  … Continue reading

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Huehuetenago to San Cristobal Totonicapan (77k/11,272k, 1691m)

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(February 26 – written by Nancy) We had another hard day climbing through the Guatemalan mountains today – I think Dave is trying to run me into the ground with his route planning!  5,600 feet of climbing today and 4,500 … Continue reading

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A long climb –Camoja to Huehuetenango (76k/11,194)

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(February 25 – written by Dave) Day 2 in Guatemala didn’t start according to plan.  The fan in our room stopped working overnight but we only barely noticed – it was just quieter.  The real issue became more apparent when … Continue reading