My daily life in Guatemala is sweet, natural, colorful, and educational. I’ve lived here for 12 years, including three in the capital (Guatemala City), and 9 at Lake Atitlan in the western highlands.
My mom often asks if I’ll live in Guatemala forever. Although I am a “permanent resident,” my answer is:
¿Quién sabe?Who knows?
My main motivations for moving to Guatemala were...Read More
Are you heading to Guatemala City and looking for the best places to go? If that’s the case, you came to the right place!
Let’s check out 10 of the most popular places in the city and the marvels they have to offer. Unless otherwise noted, entrance to these sites is free.
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Places to Visit in Guatemala City
If you are planning to visit Guatemala, be prepared to experience great diversity in weather, geography, and wildlife. Even though Guatemala is just the size of Tennessee, you can experience almost every type of climate by traveling from coast to coast.
To prepare for your trip, let’s learn about incredible Guatemala geography. ¡Aprendamos!
Guatemalan Geography: An Overview
When you hear Day of the Dead, what comes to mind? Maybe you think about the movie Coco or elaborate skull face paintings. While these are common ways to celebrate Día de los muertos, these are traditions unique to Mexico—not the rest of Latin America.
Each country celebrates this special day in its own way, but one nation, in particular, stands out from the rest with its impressive...Read More
Get ready to explore the map of Guatemala from the comfort of your own home! As we explore each of the 22 departments, keep your eyes out for some recurring themes. Keep track of how many volcanoes, indigenous groups, and natural wonders are mentioned. Also, take special note of the main attractions!
1. Alta Verapaz
Pronunciation: ahl-tah bair-ah-pas
Capital: Cobán...Read More
For the first time in years, we’ve had the chance to stop our lives, get back home, spend the whole day with our families, and reconnect with ourselves. It’s impressive how a disease can have the power to both separate and bring people together at the same time. Coronavirus in Guatemala has come to change everything: the way we interact with others, how people study, transportation, jobs, and...Read More
The government structure is probably not a fun topic for most people. If you’re like me, it brings back memories of my least favorite class in high school – U.S. history. I just could not get interested in the different acts passed, what order the presidents were in, or how the government came to be structured as it is today. I was, however, fascinated by world history; I loved learning about...Read More