Category Archive: Central America

Must Try Bizarre And Unique Foods In Guatemala

A few month’s ago I was contacted by the producers of Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern. They where considering doing a show in Guatemala and found my blog posts for Guatemalan recipes and also saw my reviews on TripAdvisor for Guatemalan restaurants.  I had not given this subject much thought until then and being from Guatemala I …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Villas B’alam Ya: Magical and Luxurious Accommodations On The Shores of Lake Atitlán in Guatemala

Providing awe inspiring views of one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, Villas B’alam Ya offers luxurious accommodations on the shores of Lake Atitlán in Guatemala.  Perched on the mountainside or nestled among luscious tropical vegetation the four villas provide a private and tranquil getaway and are the ideal place to spend a weekend or …

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Why Visiting Lake Atitlán in Guatemala Needs To Be on Your Travel Bucket List

Lake Atitlán is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Located in the western highlands of Guatemala the lake is surrounded by spectacular dormant volcanoes and pincturesque Mayan villages. Being Guatemalan and having lived there for most of my life I frequented the lake with my family and later …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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