While there are several universities in Guatemala, there is only one public university in Guatemala, La Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala.
Founded more than 300 years ago, this academic institution is the oldest university in Guatemala. It is home to leaders, intellectuals, and some of the most important political figures in Guatemala have been born.
So, let’s learn a little bit...Read More
Have you ever thought about the Hispanic contributions to medicine and science?
I have to be honest with you: as a Hispanic woman, I have never thought about it! I know some important figures in my country, but I never thought so many important events in medicine were actually led by Hispanics!
After reading about so many Hispanic contributions to the world, I felt inspired,...Read More
Tejer or knitting in the Spanish language, and crochet—or croché in Spanish—are crafting hobbies that allow you to complete a variety of useful projects with just some needles, yarns, and patterns!
There are many crochet and knitting books in Spanish, as well as thousands of amazing patterns. So if you’re setting out to try new projects, and find the instructions are in Spanish, this blog...Read More
What comes to your mind when someone says “Costa Rican art?”
When we think about art, we usually think of baroque or realistic depictions that famous European artists created hundreds of years ago. When we think about Urban Art, however, our minds might travel to those colorful neighborhoods near New York. But did you know you can also find art like that in Latin America?
Have you ever asked yourself about the reasons behind the desire of so many people to learn Spanish? Well in this list I will explore how learning a new language can be an enormous life experience with plentiful advantages.
Even if we all have different needs, dreams, and aspirations, and our personal goals might be different, there are a few commonalities.
Millions of people in...Read More
There are only 44 landlocked countries in the world; two of them are in South America, and Paraguay is one of those!
La República de Paraguay (Republic of Paraguay) is full of history and culture. Plus, it’s the perfect place to explore in your next vacation!
Keep reading to learn all about Paraguay. Find out what makes it such an interesting destination and discover the...Read More
Guatemala is known as el país de la eterna primavera (the country of the eternal spring). This amazing country is a spectacular destination for travelers!
Guatemala is part of Central America, bordering Mexico to the north and west, Belize and the Caribbean to the northeast, Honduras to the east, El Salvador to the southeast, and the Pacific Ocean to the south.
If you’re thinking...Read More
Lake Nicaragua is the largest lake in Central America.
It’s so vast that when the Spanish were exploring Nicaragua, they thought they’d reached the sea! Lake Nicaragua is a magical natural wonder. It has been home to ancient civilizations, as well as prosperous cities.
This lake drains to the Caribbean Sea through the San Juan River. It’s connected to Lake Managua in the...Read More
Although there have been 11 female presidents in Latin America, Violeta Chamorro was the first one to be democratically elected.
Born on October 18, 1929, Violeta Barrios Torres—better known as Violeta Chamorro—is a Nicaraguan politician who served as president of the country from 1990 to 1997.
Latin American politics were especially difficult in the late 20th century. Despite the...Read More
Did you know that the rainforest in Guatemala is one of the most important biomes in the country? Yes! At least 31% of the Guatemalan territory is rainforest.
What is the name of the rainforest in Guatemala? We call it la selva tropical.
Keep reading to discover 11 amazing Guatemalan rainforest sites to visit!
Top 7 Most Breathtaking Rainforests in Guatemala ...Read More