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Project Blogs - Central America Trail


Our visit to Lake Yojoa was completely serendipitous. Our stay in Honduras had been longer than expected due to the civil unrest in Nicaragua, and this led us to this beauty spot completely by accident.

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Of Guatemala’s thirty seven volcanoes, only three are still active... and we just couldn't resist the opportunity to hike one!

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On Tuesday we visited Tikal, the grandest archaeological site in Guatemala. Astounded by the magnificent citadel, which has stood the test of time and is a testament to its creators, we wandered amongst the structures hidden in the jungle.

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We’ve been in Central America for almost two weeks now and time is flying by. We’ve made our way down through Mexico into Guatemala and done so much already that it feels almost unreal to think of everywhere we’ve been in such a short amount of time.

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The small city of Antigua in Guatemala is flanked by three volcanoes: Volcán de Agua, Volcán de Diego and Volcán Acalenango. The city also boasts incredible markets, which our volunteers were fortunate enough to explore at their leisure during our four days here.

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We have been travelling through Central America for six week and in this precise moment we are on our last transfer to Puerto Jimenez, in Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, where the group will start their volunteering with the Costa Rica Big Cats and Primates project. We had an amazing time, and we certainly learned some insights on travelling through this strikingly beautiful but at times not easy to understand region and we want to share some of them with you.

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Ten days have passed from my last blog and I cannot even believe it, time flies when you are having fun! Looking back at this period, I cannot believe all we have managed to do in just seven days.

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