Hobbitenango – Exploring Magic Near Antigua, Guatemala

“It’s a dangerous business…going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no telling where you might be swept off to…(maybe even Hobbitenango?)” – JRR Tolkien After almost five weeks in Guatemala, I was still searching for the “magic”. And then one day I stepped out my […]

House Sitting in Guatemala – Fears of a Single White Female

(A cautionary tale of house sitting in Guatemala…) The Guatemalan cop standing in the road up ahead motioned for me to pull over to the right-hand shoulder. “Damn, just what I DON’T need!” I muttered under my breath as my head throbbed from a serious caffeine-withdrawal headache. I quickly chewed the remains of my granola […]

13 Cool Things to do in Antigua Guatemala

Six months ago I was curled up on a stranger’s couch in Bristol, England browsing through available house sits on Trusted Housesitters website. I spent a few weeks in Bristol, dog sitting a bouncy pooch named Ben while dreaming of future house sit possibilities. Antigua, Guatemala? Hmmm….looked intriguing so I contacted the owner. I also […]