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Photo of the Day: Up Close Cicada Molting

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Cicada Shedding Skin at Semuc Champey, Guatemala


Watch our Travel Video Tour of Semuc Champey.

Semuc Champey is a natural wonder of Guatemala near the Q’eqchi’ Maya town of Lanquín.  As we walked though the jungle to get to the 300m limestone bridge of stepped of turquoise pools we encountered this cicada molting.

Guatemala Independence Day - Video Ep. 9

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Enjoy the Guatemala’s Independence Day as celebrated in Antigua, Guatemala through an HD Travel Video from 2 backpackers, Jason and Aracely Castellani.  In Video 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…)

Photo of the Day: Lake Atitlan Boat Dock

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Lake Atitlan Boat Dock


Watch our HD Adventure Travel Video: Climbing Volcano San Pedro at Lake Atitlan in Guatemala
Lake Atitlán is recognized to be the deepest lake in Central America. The lake is shaped by deep escarpments which surround it and by three volcanoes on its southern flank. Lake Atitlan is further characterized by towns and villages of the Maya people.

Photo of the Day: Sunrise at Volcano Pacaya, Guatemala

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Sunrise at Volcano Pacaya in Guatemala


Enjoy our HD Travel Video of Active Volcano Pacaya in Guatemala.

Pacaya is an active complex volcano in Guatemala. It rises to an elevation of 2,552 metres (8,373 ft). After being dormant for a century, it erupted violently in 1965 and has been erupting continuously since then.

Pacaya lies 30 kilometres (19 mi) southwest of Guatemala City and close to Antigua.

KanBa River Caves of Semuc Champey

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KanBa Caves of Semuc Champey, Guatemala


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 - Video Ep. 8

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Watch Jason get his first tattoo ever in Antigua, Guatemala in an HD Travel Video from 2 Backpackers, Jason and Aracely Castellani.   In Video Episode 8, we both get some tattoo work done and introduce you to Mike from Antigua Tattoo, who creates tattoos for several of us from Basecamp Hostel. Enjoy the show! (more…)

Photo of the Day: A Boat on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

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Boat on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Watch our HD Adventure Travel Video: Climbing Volcano San Pedro at Lake Atitlan in Guatemala

Lake Atitlán is recognized to be the deepest lake in Central America. The lake is shaped by deep escarpments which surround it and by three volcanoes on its southern flank. Lake Atitlan is further characterized by towns and villages of the Maya people. Wikipedia
Lake Atitlán has become one of the most polluted lakes in Central America and is now categorized as toxic. A major ecological cleanup is needed - Time Online Article