One of my goals this year is to connect with you (my valued reader) on a more personal level.
I constantly get emails that sound something like this:
“So Dan, you run a great blog and everything, and thanks for helping me jump higher, but other than talk about training stuff, what do you actually do?”
Well, this blog post will begin to answer that question, and you’ll be seeing more of my personal life on the blog…
One thing I LOVE to do is travel, especially backpacking, or flashpacking as it’s now called.
I just call it traveling light and sexy
It’s just me, my backpack, and my friends, going on an amazing adventure…
We usually just pick a cool country we want to visit, do some research of what to do while we are there, pack our backpacks, and bizzounce! (that’s “bounce” if you’re not hip to my lingo).
I recently took a trip to the beautiful country of Guatemala.
It was my most fun and breathtaking trip to date…
Guatemala is a country located in Central America, right below Mexico.
It also borders Belize, El Salvador, and Honduras.
We visited the ancient Mayan Ruins in Tikal, the beautiful pools of Semuk Champey, and practically drove around the whole country in the middle of the night in a small van with a HUGE sign on it that said “TURISMO” or “TOURIST”.
This was NOT cool, because you’re practically letting everyone know that you’re a tourist.
In other words:
Please Come And Rob Me, I’m A Clueless Tourist!
Thankfully, we managed to get through the trip without any incidents.
…and between terribly screwing up my gastro-intestinal climate and ‘blowing up’ bathrooms all around Guatemala (codename Dump of Death), we managed to have an amazing adventure without any major incidents!
The breathtaking scenery is impossible to put in words, so enjoy the pics instead:
Destination #1: Guatemala City
Destination #2: The Mayan Ruins In Tikal
Destination #3: El Remate
Destination #4: Semuk Champey
A BIG thanks to Stacey for taking these amazing pics!