Sarah Gerber

Sarah Gerber

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    Going to Guatemala, what are must sees and maybe some unknown treasures?

    Antigua was pretty amazing even with all the western influence. I loved the view & being able to see 3 volcanoes at once. You should try to see Cerro de la Cruz, it's absolutely breathtaking. Antigua is also pretty safe to wander the streets and shop. almost 4 years ago

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    Best time and place to see the Northern lights in Scandinavia

    When to see the northern lights Seeing the northern lights, or the aurora borealis, as they are also known, is a jaw-dropping and mystical moment. The lights are at their most frequent in late autumn and winter/early spring. Between the autumn equinox and spring equinox (21 September - 21 March), it is dark between 6 pm and 1 am, and you have maximum chances of spotting the lights. However, the weather is also of importance, and September, October and November tend to be wet and snowless in the north. From December the weather dries up, and there is normally plenty of snow. If you come in December or January, you experience the polar nights with atmospheric evenings and very short days. In February and March the days are longer and you see more of the snow-clad landscapes during daytime, and the evenings still offer maximum chances to spot the northern lights. No guarantee can be given, though. Some weeks, you are treated to fantastic displays, repeated several times during the evening. Other times, the snow falls densely, or the northern lights simply stay away. Naturally, the longer you stay and the more time you set aside, the better the odds. Where to see the northern lights Theoretically, you can see the northern lights all over Norway. However, the best places are above the Arctic Circle in Northern Norway or the Svalbard Islands. The northern lights belt hits Northern Norway in the Lofoten Islands, and follows the coast all the way up to the North Cape. This means that no other place on earth offers better chances of spotting the lights, and one location in this area might be as good as another. In fact, one often observes the same northern lights in the Lofoten as in Tromsø, just from a different angle. The driest weather, giving clear skies, is found inland, statistically providing the best chances, but with strong eastern winds, the coast can be clearer than inland areas. In order to get full value from the show you should avoid the full moon and places with a lot of light as they make the experience considerably paler. Also remember to wrap up warmly. almost 4 years ago

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    Any advice on general safety and partying safe in Central America?

    If you're planning on partying I would try to make sure you are in safer/more tourist(y) area. When I was in Guatemala, there were lots of amazing parties but the safest ones were in Antigua which has alot of Foreign influence. When I traveled to Guatemala City and the surrounding areas, not only were there no parties but there was a sense of hostility/uncertainty from the locals. If you want to party make sure you're with other people who you know/can communicate with easily. Go to hostels & you'll find more parties & places to travel to that others have already been & can tell you all about. Basically, don't be stupid. Don't walk drunk home alone, don't start a fight, don't get wasted, don't be rude, etc., etc., almost 4 years ago