Week One On The Trail

From Tacos in Mexico City to Crocodiles near San Cristóbal, here's Emily Lear's first week on the Central America Trail:

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Honduran Hospitality: A Week Living With a Local Family

We were all excited about immersing ourselves in a bit of Honduran culture for the week, and we're going to be living with a family in La Ceiba and taking Spanish lessons for 5 days. We were all a bit nervous and not sure what to expect, but all those doubts were quickly erased when me met our lovely family and beautiful home to stay in.

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We slipped effortlessly across the Guatemalan-Honduran border early in the morning, and rolled into Copán for our first sight of Honduras. Still stunning and naturally charming, the first noticeable difference was it was HOT compared to the lovely cool lakeside town of San Pedro La Laguna from where we came.

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Exploring Antigua 

We arrived in Antigua, a beautiful scenic town nestled in mountains and volcanos, where no stone on any of the many cobbled streets seemed level, but that's what made it so charming. Our hostel had a lovely roof terrace with hammocks and fairy lights, where we could eat and look down over the night.

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Week 2 On The Trail - Guatemala: Temples & Lakes 

After a full day of travelling we arrived in Flores, a beautiful lakeside island in Guatemala. It's just an hour or so from the Tikal ruins, so we decided to treat ourselves to a 3am start to get there in time to see the sunrise over the temples.

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