Waterfalls, Canyons, and Castles in Rio Dulce, Guatemala

The town of Rio Dulce, Guatemala, is often only a transit stop for backpackers traveling up the Rio Dulce River to the port town of Livingston. I had a few days to kill in the area, though, and was thrilled to find that the town has a handful of attractions that are well worth the stop. The Hot Spring Waterfall Yeah, you read that right: … Continue reading Waterfalls, Canyons, and Castles in Rio Dulce, Guatemala

Three Months in Central America: About My Trip

I am about to embark on my next big adventure! I finished my six month stint volunteering at Ya’axché Conservation Trust last Friday. Tomorrow morning, I leave Belize to travel Central America for three months. Can you feel me quivering with excitement? I’m going to do so many new things over the next few months! I’m going to learn Spanish, eat new foods, drink new drinks, listen to … Continue reading Three Months in Central America: About My Trip

A Weekend in Guatemala: Livingston and Rio Dulce

The day after Thanksgiving, when my fellows in the homeland were mowing each other down for Black Friday deals, three friends and I visited Livingston, Guatemala and the Rio Dulce canyon. Livingston is an hour ferry ride away from PG – a theoretically painless journey, except that the boats rarely take off on time and the captains have little to no concern for the health and wellbeing of their passengers. Continue reading “A Weekend in Guatemala: Livingston and Rio Dulce”