Guatemala: a bus ride from the mountains to the sea

Traveling between the country’s amazing nature beauties requires letting go to the adventure.

The bus lurched us from side to side; the mountainous ran-drenched dirt road that lay before us had become a collection of mud-filled potholes. I distracted myself by staring out the cracked window at the verdant valleys of Guatemala whizzing past.

It was a few days before Christmas and we found ourselves in the isolated mountain town of Lanquin, home to the strikingly unique waterfalls of Semuc Champey. Unseasonably heavy…