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
What’s all the fuss about Guatemalan jade, you wonder? Here’s a whistle-stop tour of Guatemalan jade: some science, the history, and why it’s so popular.
Jade is a rare metamorphic rock made deep underneath the layers of the earth from thousands of years of heat, pressure, and time. You won’t find a recipe for it on WikiHow, that’s for sure! Since it’s so...Read More
Guatemalan culture is colorful, complex, and thought-provoking. Thanks to living in the heart of the Mayan highlands here in Guatemala for the past several years, I’ve been personally inspired by the wisdom of the Maya and I can’t wait to share with you some of the things I’ve learned about this country that make it so unique.
The Mayan Calendar, for instance, is an ancient...Read More