Visiting Semuc Champey

Semuc Champey If you’re planning to visit Central America, then I am pleased to give you a hidden gem.  Although this special spot will not be hiding for long, Semuc Champey is truly a unique place to visit. Hidden in a lush mountainous jungle in Guatemala near the town of Lanquin, Semuc Champey is a 300 m long limestone formation with a river running underneath, and picturesque turquoise pools above.  While visiting Semuc Champey you can swim it in the pools, jumper off of waterfalls, explore a water cave using candles, tube down these river, and hike to the top of a mountain. The admission fee is 50Q ($7) This is definitely a place that you do buy yourself.  You do not need a tumor guide to take you here.  The locals are all very warm and welcoming, although be prepared to be hounded to buy a beer or some Continue Reading

Sintra, Portugal Travel Guide

Sintra, Portugal Travel Guide I just wanted to share with you this great video about Sintra.  Sintra was one of first places that I visited on my solo Europe trip.  In the video Delia gives us a great overview of the local culture, history, architecture, and attractions near Sintra.  It was very inspiring and a little bit nostalgic for me to watch this video.  However, Delia does a great job as a virtual tour guide.  If you are planning a trip to Portugal, Sintra had better be on your list of destinations. Architecture of the castle. The video goes into great detail about this palace and it looks like it is from a fairy tale.  All types of different architectural styles are used within the palace.  With amazing colors ranging from yellow and red to pink and blue, a very apparent Moorish architectural design makes this palace so special.  The Continue Reading