Second Day in Monterrico

Second Day in Monterrico ( Tuesday )
Today, I just stayed at the beach for the day, there is not too much going on this town, this is a place to come and just go the beach and walk around town, I did all this in about 1 1/2 hour. The rest of the time is just stay at the hotel chilling.
I walked around town, I went to ferry location where I will transport my truck to the other side of town, because here is the end of the road, unless you want to go back and drive one hour and half, so there is not too many choices for me, so tomorrow morning I am leaving this town and go to cross the border into El Salvador.

From Antigua to Monterrico

From Antigua to Monterrico ( monday )
I left Antigua this morning, but before I left I stopped by a Doctor’s office because I was still feeling a little sick of my stomach, I went there and the gave some medications that costed me $181 Quetzals. I left Antigua around 11:00am. I drove to Monterrico, in between these two cities there was nothing to see until I got there around 2:00pm. Since I have bee feeling a little sick I went to get place to rest a little bit, I got a place right on main street close to everything in town, later I went to eat and then began to rain very hard so I went back to my hotel and stayed there the rest of the evening.

From Second Day in Antigua

Second day in Antigua ( Sunday )
I decide to stay another day in Antigua I think I like this place very much, Since I didn't get to see the whole town, I didn't do too much, I just around town to see some things I didn't see them the day before, So I went check them out and take some pictures of some local museum and some old churches, then I went to get a couple of gift for my sisters that I saw the day before at the Artisan Market and that was very much of my second day in Antigua, but let you those things took me like six hours to get them done. Also I met another traveller from Taipei, But He is taking the bus from place to place, We talk for a while at the hotel about all the things we have seem on the road and his country he will be going to all Central America and some countries in South America as well. So folks that was my day.

From Guatemala City to Antigua

From Guatemala city to Antigua ( saturday )
It was a short day for me today I only drove 56 miles, This morning went to Palin, a little town about 20 minutes south from Guatemala city, But there is nothing to see in that town, But I needed to go there to see a friend of mine that I met in Orlando a few years ago who happens to be the brother of a friend of mine also, I wanted to stop by and say hello but I found out that he was out town for a few weeks. So I decided to drive to Antigua a city that is about 25 minutes from Palin and Guatemala City, I got there around 1:00pm. I went right away to find a place to stay and I found a little hotel called Hotel Dionisos, This is very clean everywhere it has a kitchen as well and it has WI-FI and it is in the middle of town with a small parking. After all this I went to see the town, first I went to the little market and right next to it there is a artisan market so between the two you can spend a lot of time just looking around to find the best deals, Then I went to DownTown where I walked for a couple of hours, this town is just what I was expecting because I read about it and I can say that I am very pleased coming here, I highly recommend it.

From Panajachel to Guatemala City

From Panajachel to Guatemala city ( Friday )
Today I went early in the morning to see the volcanoes in Atitlan, took some photos then went on my way to Guatemala city, where I am going to meet with a friend of mine in the town of Palin that is about 20 minutes going south of Guatemala city. It was a short day for me I only drove about 126 miles to the city of Guatemala, the roads were not good in many section on the trip and it took me longer to get to my destination, there was not too much to see around the towns I found along the way, It was like a 3 hours drive for 126 miles, I got a little late there I think it was about 5:00pm. I drove to Palin to check it before I comeback tomorrow to look for my friend and then I drove back to my hotel and stayed there until it was time for me to leave the next day.

From Mexico Border to Panajachel

From the Border to Panajachel ( Thursday )
Today I crossed the border into Guatemala, it was really easy, I didn't have any problems at all from the Guatemalan authorities, from the border I drove all the way until I got to Panajachel, I got there early, I found a place to stay and I went out to see the town, from I saw it looks good, like in Mexico there are a lot of Artisans showing the crafts, painting, sculptures. In general it is a very nice town to stay a few days. One more thing about the border crossing; It costed $18 Quetzals to get my truck spray, and $160 Quetzals to get the permit for the truck.

  • I am hungry

    Tengo Hambre
  • I am tired

    Estoy Cansado
  • I am Happy

    Estoy Feliz
  • How much it cost?

    Cuanto Cuesta?
  • I need a beer

    Necesito una Cerveza

Travel Tips . .

Get a good camera
A good phone
Take quality photos
Photos will create great memories
Create a professional website
Keep records of everything
Be very organized
Prepare yourself
Take your time

One thing that I learned on my trips is good photos will make a difference, taking good quality photo will bring great memories.
One thing that I did after my trips I went back to school to take a few classes in Photography and now that I know more about photography, something I wish I knew when I travelled.