We spent 16 days traveling around Guatemala, averaging about $23 a day per person. Guatemala seemed to be much cheaper than Belize and about the same price as Mexico. Unfortunately we ended up getting ill for a week, spending a lot on accommodation and eating in a hostel as we didn’t have the energy to leave. We only couch-surfed once, so our accommodation was our biggest expense. Being a huge country with not a lot of cars driving around (hard to hitchhike) we ended up spending a bit on traveling in-between places.
We’re back on the move, unfortunately one street food meal to many, we have spent the week recovering from illness. Our journey continued on some of the scariest bus rides through the mountains from Flores across the country to Antigua, lake Atitlan and then on to the market town – Chichicastenango.
Something that’s always been a dream is now becoming a reality, since we were little we have been dreaming of traveling the world, and for what ever reasons the timing has never been right.
After meeting each other in London, we soon realised we shared very similar interests. We both had itchy feet and after talking about traveling and our dreams it was only a matter of time until we decided to throw in the day jobs and escape the current lives we were living.
We’ve realised there’s never a good time to put a year of our life on hold, so with that in mind, why not now? The thought of having a backpack on and waking up in a different place each week, exploring new places, meeting new people, and of course food was now the only thing on our minds. So after a spontaneous decision we decided now was the time we had found each other and luckily we are both up for an adventure.