A few posts ago, The Fruit Adventurer family was busy deciding on our next fruit adventure. Well, we’ve finally made up our minds, and booked airline tickets to Guatemala!
I’m super excited, because I’ve always wanted to see the Mayan pyramids, and we will definitely be making a visit to Tikal, an amazing site of Mayan ruins in the north of Guatemala. In addition to Tikal, we’ll also make stops in Antigua and Lake Atitlan.
The Fruit Adventurer and Mr. Fruit Adventurer are experienced travelers, so with two and a half weeks we could normally squeeze in more stops on our Guatemalan adventure. However, we will be taking our 5 month old with us, and this will be the first time we are backpacking with a baby. I’m getting anxious just thinking about it! I’m definitely stepping outside of my comfort zone with this trip, but that is one of the main reasons I travel (besides fruit adventures), so mission accomplished.
Mostly though, my anxiety of traveling with a baby is being trumped by the opportunity to try a whole bunch of new fruits, and perhaps become reacquainted with some old fruit friends! The fruit adventure possibilities seem endless, although I’m not even sure of all the fruits Guatemala has on offer.
Part of what I love about fruit adventures is going to a new place and just wandering the markets to find a fruit I’ve never seen before. But this time around, what with the blog and new baby and all, I want to go in with more of a game plan and will do some research on Guatemalan fruits beforehand.
Besides doing some fruit research, I’ve got lots to do to get myself ready for this trip. We leave in 3 weeks, so over the Christmas holiday, I’ll be brushing up on my Spanish, trying to find baby-friendly accommodations in Guatemala, and I may even start packing.
I’m going to take a few days off blog writing to enjoy Christmas, but I’ll be back next week to share more fruit stories and adventures with you. Take care until then and enjoy the holidays!