Rise and fall of the Mayans July 10th 2012 Samuc Champey! This town well exceeded my expectations. It was a bit difficult to get to, specially driving there at night in a middle of a storm, so instead I spent the first night in Lanquin which is about 10km away. I took the first shuttle in the morning to Samuc Champey and stayed at a place called El Portal Hostel. This place was literally in the middle of nowhere, in order to get there I ha ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Guatemala » Petén Region » Flores The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experience... ... read more
Hi everyone, thanks for checking out my blog! As many of you know, I will be starting Med school @ St. George's University in Grenada this Fall. In order to get there, I have decided to go on a backpacking adventure to the southernmost, isthmian portion of the North American continent. I have booked a flight to Guatemala City on July 5th (it's gonna be a rough flight) and a flight from Panama City to St. George, Grenada on August 12th where I will stay till Christmas.
What will happen in those 38 days and how I will get from Guatemala to Panama is yet to be deter... full info