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My velvet escape travel tip: Antigua, Guatemala

  My velvet escape travel tip” is a guest series about what the name ‘Velvet Escape’ evokes and what that would be in the hometown or favourite place of the guest writer. With this series, I hope to uncover travel tips from places around the world to help visitors have a truly local experience. Today’s […]

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Enchanting spots: Lago de Atitlán, Guatemala

Lago de Atitlán is a magnificent crater lake high up in the Guatemalan Highlands, flanked by three conically-shaped volcanos on its southern shores. Small villages and towns are scattered along its banks, its inhabitants mainly Mayan communities who are entrenched in their centuries-old traditions and customs. Panajachel, the most accessible town on the lake’s shores, is […]

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Enchanting spots: Tikal, Guatemala

Situated deep in the jungles of northern Guatemala, Tikal is the largest of the ruined cities of the splendorous Maya civilisation. This ancient city with its breathtaking pyramids (some of which are higher than 60 meters!), temples, palaces and monuments reached its epitome in the 1st century AD but can trace its roots back to […]

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Charming Antigua

La Antigua, or just Antigua, is a resplendent city in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. Proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site and often touted as the most beautiful city in the Maya region, Antigua is home to a stunning array of Spanish (colonial) baroque architecture, colourful churches, bustling markets, cobble-stoned streets and charming squares. The […]

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