• Guatemala,  Travel Book

    Trek on the Acatenango volcano

    The city of Antigua is surrounded by several volcanoes, one of them is still active, the Fuego volcano, which is the one we see during the trek, while you climb the Acatenango, which peaks at almost 4000 meters above sea level. It is possible to make a trek of 2 days – 1 night on the volcano with an agency. We went with the agency Soy Acatenango, which is a local agency, that works with local guides, and who gives the money directly to the community living at the bottom of the volcano (at the time, they just finished building a playground for the children of the village, and then…

  • Guatemala,  Travel Book

    My favorite places in Guatemala

    Guatemala was initially not planned on my itinerary, but then, after chatting with other travelers in Mexico who have been there, seeing the number of people asking about this destination on the forums and Social networks, I thought, “why not?”. The image that is commonly conveyed on Guatemala and that – mea culpa – I had, is that of a very poor country, with a large indigenous population (in Guatemala, 40% of the population is of Maya origin) and quite violent and sexist (for example, 560 Feminicides in 2012), and if it is not completely wrong, I discovered a country with an amazing culture and a very welcoming inhabitants. So,…