Guatemala

Volunteering in Guatemala: A Life-changing Experience

by EdventureGirl / Feb 05, 2019 /
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I looked down on her. Was there any other way to say it? I’m sure that’s how she saw me. Physically, there was no way around it. The top of her head came to my waist, her height the result of a lifetime of poor nutrition. Economically, I, a teen American, would be given more in life than she ever had. I was finishing high school with excellent grades and a good shot at college.

Maya Roads

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The rainforest often seems like it is another world - full of animals, plants, and cultures that are unfamiliar to us. Yet something about this area draws us to learn more about it. I've recently read an extraordinary book that documents one journalist's many years among the people of Central America, in the cradle of the Maya civilization.

Maya Roads, by Mary Jo McConahay. Author interview at Wandering Educators

10 ways to get the most out of your Guatemalan vacation

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Guatemala is becoming an ever more popular destination for travelers of all ages. With volcanoes to climb, markets to explore, delicious culinary experiences, incredible scenery, and a culture steeped in tradition, it’s absolutely an ideal getaway. If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already started planning a trip to Guatemala of your own. You’ve researched where to go, what to see, and what to pack. You’re starting to feel excited, and a little overwhelmed. There’s so much information out there, so much to see and do.

Celebrate Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala

by jdobbe / Mar 31, 2017 /
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The peaceful Central American town of Antigua, Guatemala, sits beneath dormant volcanoes that overlook quaint cobblestone streets, historical Colonial churches, and brightly decorated shops. Leafy Parque Central, abundant with manicured trees and the ever present Spanish fountain, occupies the very heart of the city. With its tranquil and calming ambience, it is the ideal hamlet for Guatemalans and tourists to sit and enjoy the highlights of Antigua. 

One of Central America’s most scenic road trips: Antigua to Atitlan

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Guatemala is not as popular as Mexico among tourists headed into Central America, but it’s slowly gaining fame for its vibrant cultural opportunities, interesting historical significance, and breathtaking scenery. Many who visit take the opportunity to use local transportation - hopping on the Guatemalan buses and wandering the countryside adventurously, or booking a tour through the numerous companies that can be found in Guatemala City and Antigua. But there is another way to get around Guatemala on your own terms.

Hit The Road to Antigua

by EdventureGirl / Feb 06, 2015 /
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You’ve safely arrived in Guatemala, you’ve rented a car, and you’re looking for your first stop on the road trip of a lifetime.

Giant Kites, Bright Colors, and a Graveyard: Guatemala's Day of the Dead

by Anders Bruihler / Mar 27, 2014 /

People scream as the huge mass of bamboo poles and tissue paper plummets toward them. At the last moment, it pulls out of the dive and soars back up into the air. Everyone keeps a watchful eye on the giant kite. I’ve heard enough stories to know that these things really can hurt.