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Last Frontiers' articles for Guatemala (all categories)

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Nicola revisits Guatemala

Last September, 12 years since my first trip to Guatemala, I returned for the opportunity to revisit hotels, meet with local agents and receive an update on the country's recent happenings. I began my journey in Guatemala City, ventured on to Antigua, then Lake Atitlan and wound up at the wonder of... Read more»

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Stephen Fry in Central America

Stephen Fry travels through Central America in ITV's new 4 part series. He journeys overland from northern Mexico down to the Colombian border in Panama, learning about the people, places wildlife and history of the Central American isthmus. In the first episode, Stephen begins his journey at the bo... Read more»

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Fran in Central America -Belize, Costa Rica & Guatemala

As the newest addition to the Last Frontiers team, I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to travel to 3 countries of Central America in October. Having only previously visited Mexico in the region, I was very excited to get the chance to go to Belize, Costa Rica and Guatemala for a 3 week, whis... Read more»

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Maya monuments and Caribbean coast - Claire in Guatemala and Belize

September saw me leaving behind the Indian summer for some Central America adventures in Guatemala and Belize. Guatemala had been my first port of call on my gap year some seven years ago and I was keen to return to the highlights and explore new territory including my first dalliance with Belize. M... Read more»

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Viva South America - Oliver Balch

This is a very readable journey through South America, with each chapter looking at a different country in relation to a specific theme. For example, Chile is examined through the eyes of women and Bolivia from the perspective of the poor. The author's commentary on Colombia is particularly hard-hit... Read more»

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USA Visa Waiver Programme

From January 2009 if travelling through the US, a visa waiver is required, which can be applied for online and MUST be requested at least 72hrs prior to departure. Read more»

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Bitter Fruit - The story of the American coup in Guatemala, Stephen Schlesinger and Stephen Kinzer

The tragic account of US involvement (particularly of the CIA and the United Fruit Company) in the downfall of Guatemala's democratically elected government in the '50s. Clear, concise and often hard-hitting, it provides a sobering model for a number of brutal civil wars and dictatorships that raged... Read more»

Posted in: History

Guatemala Handbook

Published by Footprint Travel Guides this is an extensive guidebook full of useful information, hotel and restaurant suggestions, details on getting around and maps. There is also a section on which areas to visit if you have 1, 2, 3 weeks or more. Probably the best guide book for mid-high end trave... Read more»

Posted in: Guide books

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