To see where I have been so far, check out my map as I count down the final 93 countries on the road to all 193 UN countries. Guatemala is my 103rd country.
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The plan for Guatemala was to spend New Year’s Eve in the colonial town of Antigua. After that, to explore the Mayan ruins of Tikal.
Antigua is one of those charming towns, easy to wander aimlessly, eat in cafes and have drinks as you watch time pass by. In addition, there are a lot of activities in the surround area, such as climbing volcanoes. New Year’s Eve was spent at rooftop restaurant watching the fireworks bring in the new year.
Tikal is considered one of the best Mayan ruins in Central America. Ruins are spread over a wide are in a thick green forest. It is a must-visit place, especially for sunrise and sunset.
Check out my post on Tikal.