Setfree Sarah in South America

Me, my canon and trusty rucksack spent a year exploring Central and South America. Check out my travel blog and instagram for snapshots of my Latin American experiences, from seeking out the best hot chocolate in the highlands of Mexico, to experiencing Navidad (Christmas) Guatemalan-style!

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April 15, 2014

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January 26, 2014

Rio Dulce, which translates as 'sweet river' runs from Lake Izabel in the eastern part of Guatemala, to the Caribbean. The river meanders for 10km in a spectacular gorge and either side is covered with teak, mahogany and palms. I took an unforgettable boat trip, starti...

January 4, 2014

Navidad and Año Nuevo in San Pedro is dominated by fiestas, and an integral part of the celebrations involves 'convite'; essentially a dance competition where locals dress up in all manner of costumes and custom-made masks from tinkerbell to supermario brothers. Celebr...

January 3, 2014

Traditional, native dress may have disappeared in many parts of the world, but one place where the indigenous community continue to stay true to their roots, is San Pedro. Pedranos will proudly wear their colourful native dress called 'traje'. These local sisters (who...

December 21, 2013

December is fiesta time in San Pedro. Celebrations merge Mayan and Christian traditions and churches in the village serve as the focal point for festivities. Churches are draped in colourful bunting and loud drums and firecrackers compete to slowly deafen you! This pho...

December 17, 2013

In only a couple of days exploring the labyrinth of lanes and alleyways in San Pedro, I have been blown away by the creativity and originality of some its street art. This huge bird, emblazoned on to the side of a residential building on the outskirts of town, is one o...

December 13, 2013

I kick start my Guatemalan adventures with a 3 week stay in the lakeside village of San Pedro, stunningly positioned by the volcano-ringed Lago de Atitlan, in Guatemala's Highland Region. Looming above the village is the dramatic Volcan San Pedro. It's only day two, an...

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