Ixcanul: A Mystical Journey Into Guatemala’s Mayan Culture

Ixcanul: A Mystical Journey Into Guatemala’s Mayan Culture

Ixcanul is Guatemalan director Jairo Bustamante’s first feature film which delivers thought provoking and moving performances as it tells a passionate story that touches political and social issues in a very subtle and elegant way. More than a movie it feels like stepping into the the lives of two Mayan women, mother and daughter, who share … Read more

Getting Close to Nature at Autosafari Chapin in Guatemala

Getting Close to Nature at Autosafari Chapin in Guatemala

Located in Escuintla and just a one and a half hour drive from either Guatemala city or Antigua Guatemala, Autosafari Chapin is a great day trip for families and animal lovers. Weather you are visiting or live there, this is definitely one of the best things to do with kids in Guatemala. What sets Autosafari apart … Read more

San Antonio Palopó: A Mayan Village with Unique Pottery

San Antonio Palopó: A Mayan Village with Unique Pottery

Perched on the mountainside on the shores of Lake Atitlán in Guatemala, San Antonio Palopó is a small town that has remained fairly unspoiled. Unlike Panajachel, you will not find many tourists here, there are few hotels or restaurants and the town’s life centers around it’s ceramics and textiles, with it’s small and picturesque church acting … Read more

The Posadas in Guatemala

The Posadas in Guatemala

Guatemala is a country filled with traditions and customs. This becomes more evident with the arrival of the holiday celebrations, which according to the Guatemalan historian Celso Lara, are some of the most beautiful in Latin America. Traditions in Guatemala are a fusion of elements and beliefs of Arab, Spanish and Mayan origin. The December … Read more

Amazing Pictures of La Quema Del Diablo in Guatemala

Amazing Pictures of La Quema Del Diablo in Guatemala

I recently posted about The Dying Tradition of La Quema del Diablo and wanted to share with you these wonderful pictures taken on December 7th 2012 in Guatemala by my dear friend Pedro Pepió. He is a wonderful photographer and I am thankful that he let me share his work on my blog. You can … Read more

La Quema del Diablo: A Dying Guatemalan Tradition?

La Quema del Diablo: A Dying Guatemalan Tradition?

Every year, as a child, I would look forward with excitement to December 7th. On that day we would gather old newspapers, magazines and cardboard boxes that we had been collecting in the garage for months and make a big pile on the street next to the curve. We would wait for my father to … Read more