Archive for Guatemala

Is Guatemala Safe?

| by Jason | 10 Comments » | Central America, Guatemala, Reflections

Is Panajachel safe?

Walking the Streets of Panajachel

I was asked if Guatemala is safe by another traveler while hanging out in a hostel in Argentina.  And let’s be honest, Guatemala is much less developed than Argentina, so it’s a legitimate question.  It’s not the first time we have been asked about traveling in Guatemala, although the questions did usually come up when we were in South America.  You don’t get asked such a question in Central America, mostly because all those countries are relatively the same in terms of safety and infrastructure less Costa Rica.

This is a very difficult question to answer, not because I think Guatemala is unsafe, but rather because the answer is an opinion.  When speaking about travel safety, you want to hear facts or concrete evidence to squabble your fears.  The only evidence I have is that Aracely and I traveled most of Guatemala for over a month and were never knowingly in danger.  I am not asking you to make a judgement on the safety of traveling in Guatemala based on our experience alone, however all I can share is our experience. (more…)

Monterrico Beach Guatemala - Episode 10

| by Jason | 5 Comments » | Central America, Guatemala, Travel Videos

Enjoy Monterrico Beach in Guatemala through an HD Travel Video from Jason and Aracely of TwoBackpackers.com. In Episode 10, we show you black volcanic beach sand, rough waves, baby turtles being released into the sea and a beautiful beach sunset. Enjoy the show! (more…)

Guatemala Independence Day - Episode 9

| by Jason | No Comments » | Central America, Guatemala, Travel Videos

Enjoy the Guatemala’s Independence Day as celebrated in Antigua, Guatemala through an HD Travel Video from Jason and Aracely of TwoBackpackers.com. In Episode 9, we show you the school spirit as bands from all the local schools march all over town culminating in a competition in the town plaza. Enjoy the show! (more…)

KanBa River Caves of Guatemala

| by Aracely | 6 Comments » | Adventures, Central America, Guatemala

Guatemala Caves

KanBa Caves courtesy of semucchampey.com

Like our visit to Semuc Champey, we had no idea what we were getting into prior to leaving for our tour.  This point is echoed throughout most of our Guatemalan journeys.  The KanBa Caves are only a short walk from the metal bridge that spans Cahabón River. (more…)

Backpackers & Tattoos - Episode 8

| by Jason | 8 Comments » | Central America, Guatemala, Travel Videos

Watch Jason get his first tattoo ever in Antigua, Guatemala in an HD Travel Video from Jason and Aracely of TwoBackpackers.com. In Episode 8, we both get some tattoo work done and introduce you to Mike from Antigua Tattoo, who gives several of us tattoos from Basecamp Hostel. Enjoy the show! (more…)

A Travelers Hospital Stay - Episode 7

| by Jason | 16 Comments » | Central America, Guatemala, Travel Videos

Enjoy Monterrico Beach in Guatemala through an HD Travel Video from Jason and Aracely of TwoBackpackers.com. In Episode 10, we show you black volcanic beach sand, rough waves, baby turtles being released into the sea and a beautiful beach sunset. Enjoy the show! (more…)

Active Volcano Pacaya - Episode 6

| by Jason | 8 Comments » | Adventures, Central America, Guatemala, Travel Videos

Hot Lava FlowWitness the active lava of Volcano Pacaya outside of Antigua, Guatemala through an HD Travel Video from Jason and Aracely of TwoBackpackers.com. In Episode 6, we book a tour out Antigua that has us roasting marshmallows in the lava, camping overnight, and watching the sun rise over several nearby volcanoes. Enjoy the show! (more…)