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Picturesque Lake Atitlan and her volcanoes  
   

Picturesque Lake Atitlan and her volcanoes

Tight Turns and Slippery Seats – First Time on Guatemalan Chicken Buses

October 15th 2012
I snagged the middle seat in the front of the collectivo van and by 8:40 we were off, heading towards Comitan, and subsequently, the border with Guatemala. There was no blockade to stop me this time, unlike yesterday, when I was forced by unforeseen circumstances to stay one more night in San Cristobal due to a roadblock that wouldn't allow any buses past. The driver drove slowly over the numerous ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Guatemala » Western Highlands

Guatemalan Flag 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
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