During the festivities of the Feria Titular, on the Island of Flores, a large fake tree full of fireworks (Castillo they called it) is set on fire and the projectiles fly in every direction while the hundreds of bystanders seek cover. Read the rest of this entry »
The Petén region is full of surprises Read the rest of this entry »
Traveling on the bed of a pick-up truck is still a common and effective practice, Read the rest of this entry »
According to a 2015 study, Guatemalans rank among the top 20 most charitable people in the world, despite that the country is classified as a third world country. Read the rest of this entry »
Guatemala City´s business district is surprisingly charming at night. Read the rest of this entry »
Guatemala has been inhabited by thousands of years and remains of those civilization can be found all around the country.
The best known civilization is the Maya, but the Pacific Coast was an important trade route that gave raise to other cultures like the Monte Alto or the Cotzumalhuapa. Archaeological artifacts of these cultures litter the Pacific plains to the South.
Once you start paying attention, you realize that Guatemala has an incredible richness in bird diversity. Read the rest of this entry »
For a long time I held the opinion that Tajumulco Volcano had the most spectacular view in Guatemala. Read the rest of this entry »
You won´t believe the diverse foods available in Guatemala, but what´s most amazing is the price-quality ratio. Read the rest of this entry »
Guatemalan cobblers still perform this old profession. Read the rest of this entry »