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How dangerous is Guatemala? | What to do for a week


How dangerous is Guatemala? | What to do for a week

Is Guatemala safe for tourists and how dangerous is Guatemala city to visit? A one week travel guide for the capital, Antigua, Pacaya and Atitlán.

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Two weeks in Guatemala | A Backpacking Itinerary | ExpLaura

Everyone I met travelling last year couldn't stop going on about Guatemala and now, neither can I.

From its stunning scenery to its rumbling volcanos, I couldn't think of a better place I'd rather see in the New Year.

Itinerary -

Flew into Guatemala City
Immediately shared a taxi to Antigua
Caught a shuttle to San Pedro De Laguna - Lake Atitlan
Got a water taxi to Panajachel (not mentioned)
Shuttle from Panajachel to Lanquin (Semuc Champey)
Shuttle from Lanquin to Rio Dulce
Water Taxi to Livingston (not mentioned)

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Is Guatemala Safe to Travel ?

In this video I discuss my experience bicycling through the country. Specifically things relating to safety.

Guatemala City Crime and Safety Tips

Guatemala City crime and safety tips as experienced by a traveler. I was a bit scared before arriving in Guatemala City due to the amount of online reviews discussing crime & safety in the city. However, the week of exploring the city day and night passed without any incident. I spent most of the time in Zona 1 and Zona 4 but I walked the entire Ruta Historica (Zona 2 to Zona 10) and visited many areas in the city.
Armed policemen and private security guards are present everywhere in the city and, at least during the day, I never felt afraid. Wandering around at night in Guatemala City is not recommended in most areas except Zona 10.

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BEST Places to Visit in Guatemala | Is Guatemala Safe to Travel?

Looking for the best places to visit in Guatemela?!

Look no further as this short 6 min vid will take you to the top 3 places to visit in Guatemala and answer the question everyone seems to be asking these days: Is Guatemala Safe to Travel?

Packed inside you'll find tons of tips and tricks to do tons of adventure travel activities that include the Acatenango hike (next to an active volcano!), exploring the Tikal Guatemala Mayan ruins, and much more!

Tune in and enjoy!

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Guatemala Top places to visit (2019) Why you should visit Guatemala TRAVEL GUIDE | What to see / do

In this travel guide video we tell you why should should visit Guatemala and we share our top 5 sights in Guatemala. We had a fabulous time exploring Guatemala and hope that if you have a trip planned it will help you decide what to see and do during your time there.

We show you the following top places
- Guatemala City
- Antigua
- Lanquin & Semuc Champey
- Flores
- Tikal

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We are currently back in the UK and living in our Campervan Trudy as we get ready for season 3. We are going to drive our campervan all the way around the world ! We're going to share all the preparations and life in the van as we get ready to set off in January.

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After more than 22 years of marriage we are still best friends

The aim is we are going to step foot in every country in the world before we die - or die trying !. We are currently also planning an epic around the world road trip. So stayed tuned for more clips as we TREAD the Globe in either Trudy the TREAD camper van or armed with our backpacks!

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Tips on How to SURVIVE Traveling Through Unsafe & Dangerous Countries!

A very important video if you ever want to travel abroad, or if you have a trip that you are currently planning. Here I share with you the 5 BEST tips that i've learnt from backpacking on my own through countries like Mexico, Myanmar (Burma), Guatemala, El Salvador, and Colombia to name a few. Sincerely these countries arent as bad as they are made out to be. Seek out the truth for yourself!
It is possible to travel safely, while having an amazing time as well.
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2. Know which places are safe and tourist friendly - 02:56
3. Know which scams/tourist traps to Avoid! - 03:32
4. Blending is is Always better than sticking out - 04:12
5. Always be Aware of your surroundings - 04:56
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Is it safe to travel in Muslim countries? Filmed on the streets of Marrakesh, Morocco.
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Guatemala and El Salvador | one week of backpacking in Central America!!

My best friend and I decided to take a week off to have a whirlwind trip in Central America. We chose to go to Guatemala (a place I had traveled to for the first time last year), and El Salvador.
Most of Central America has a reputation of being a dangerous place to travel... But I've had nothing but amazing experiences!!
Also, tacos and papusas. Yum.


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They risk their lives - One of the world's most dangerous ways to school - Colombia

In northern Colombia, in the region Bajo Cauca, more than 180 miles north of Medellín, the landscape is marked by water and seemingly endless expanses. Every day, the children who live there face this rough, unpredictable wilderness – with just one goal in mind: making it to school. Because this is their chance to break out of poverty and create a better life. Like the ten year old Kendys and the other schoolchildren.

For this, they subject themselves to a daily dose of danger. Some of them must cross a ramshackle bridge that could collapse at any moment. Like the ten year old Kendys and some other schoolchildren. One false step and they could drown or break their legs.

Ten-year-old Juan does not have to cross the bridge, but first he has to cross a river in an extremely wobbly canoe, and then walk through deep mud full of stingrays. Although his way is dangerous, he’s glad that he can go to school at all. It brings him a little closer to his dream of moving to a big city.

The children face all this under tough conditions. The temperature is already 34 degrees Celsius in the morning, with humidity at 97 percent. In order to get closer to their wishes and dreams, each day these children carry not only a backpack, but also the fear – on one of the world’s most dangerous ways to school.

El Salvador Needs to be on Your Bucket List

Did you know that El Salvador is smaller than Massachusetts, but has HUNDREDS of volcanoes?!

I had the opportunity to visit El Salvador a few weeks ago on a tour with Salvadorean Tours, and I was blown away by the natural beauty, hospitable people and tasty food (hello #pupusas)! We went all over the country, hiking volcanoes, visiting small villages, touring big cities, etc -- and I loved every second of being there.

El Salvador, unfortunately, gets a bad reputation on the news & media for being unsafe, and therefore, many tourists avoid going there. I'm here to tell you not to listen to the news and come visit for yourself to see how truly spectacular this country is. I'm not saying crime doesn't exist there (crime is everywhere) -- but as long as you take normal precautions and use common sense (i.e. avoid dangerous areas at night), then you will be fine. Salvadorean People are warm and friendly, and almost everyone is open to having a genuine conversation.

I hope this video changes your perspectives on the beauty of El Salvador.

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Tips for traveling to Guatemala

Interview with youth journalists, Devin McDonald, living abroad in Guatemala.

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Guatemala Budget Travel Top Tips

In this video we show you the top tips to Travel Guatemala on a budget. When you first head to Guatemala, just like us you are probably expecting that this less developed country will be a budget travel paradise. But many travellers know that Guatemala is actually quite a bit more expensive than they anticipated, because of higher prices targeted specifically at tourists.

So is travelling Guatemala on a budget still possible? How difficult is that REALLY? We spent a few days exploring the beautiful colonial city of Antigua on 15 USD per day. The result is this Antigua budget guide. We hope you'll put it to good use for your own travels to Guatemala!

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This video is the beginning of our Guatemala Adventures! On a spur of the moment decision we decided to go live on the shores of Lake Atitlan in the Guatemalan Highlands. It's a place with a beautiful culture, amazing wildlife and towering volcanoes. Guatemala is known as the Land of Eternal Spring because of it's amazing climate, with temperatures always comfortable. When a great deal on plane tickets showed up, we couldn't pass up the opportunity. What better place to have some awesome adventures!

At the beginning of this video you'll get a small taste of some of the wonders of Guatemala, but this is the story of traveling to Guatemala! Make sure to subscribe to catch all of our Guatemala adventures!

For anyone keeping track, this video will mark the first instance of us not numbering our adventures anymore. Our last set of videos (adventures 34, 35, and 36) took place in South Dakota while we were touring the United States. From South Dakota we continued to travel the states for many months and the backlog of adventure videos to edit just piled up. There are some 15 videos still sitting in the queue. Instead of staying in order, we decided to just jump straight to our current destination in Guatemala, and to retroactively post the other videos as time allows. They'll all make it up eventually...but if it appears that we are skipping around the globe, that's not quite the case. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to see where we are at currently in our travels, and to connect! We love talking travel, and making new friends!

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Visiting the Countries “Dangerous” Countries everyone Tells Me Not To ???? | #MaryjanesWorldTour

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They risk their lives - One of the world's most dangerous ways to school - Bolivia

The Yungas Valley in Bolivia: a unique landscape, where the Andes Mountains meet the Amazon Rain Forest. In this remote section of one of the poorest countries in South America, children have a very long and incredible dangerous walk to school ahead of them. All for one goal: education – for a better life.

Seven-year-old Elmer wants to become an engineer and to build his own house, far away from the remote village. But his only way to school leads over a ravine more than 650 feet deep and about 1000 feet long: a kind of homemade zip-line. He has to entrust his live on a rusty iron pulley and a worn plastic bag.

On the other side of the valley, on the summit of the mountain range, is where the sisters Helen and Mariela live. Isolated, and in the heart of the jungle. Of all the children who attend the school, the sisters live furthest away. Fear, hunger, and exhaustion are their constant companions. For them, education the key to a new, better world. And that’s why they run great risks every day in pursuit of it.

All this is more than just a walk to school – It is a test in the vast jungle. Throughout this journey they all have only one goal in mind: to ultimately find a job in a city and lead a better life.

Walking Guatemala City Streets Alone

In the video I am in the area of Guatemala City called Zona 4, I am walking to Zona 1, which is where the old historical center is.

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2 Weeks in Guatemala (4K) [Feat. JR Alli]

This is the story of my trip to Guatemala. I had the opportunity to travel with #Vividroots to Guatemala for two weeks. Looking back, I ask myself where those two weeks in Guatemala the good old days?

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