Things to do with kids in Guatemala: beautiful carrousel in Cayalá

Things To Do With Kids In Guatemala City

I was born and raised in Guatemala and growing up there was not much to do for kids in the city, we used to go to Lake Atitlan or to the Pacific coast for the weekend but when it came to staying in the city the options where pretty limited. Things have changed a lot … Read more

Flor de Lis Restaurant in Guatemala City

Getting A Taste of Mayan Cuisine: Where To Eat In Guatemala City

The restaurant scene in Guatemala City has really burgeoned in the last few years as a wave of young and talented Guatemalan chefs has decided to dig into their roots creating modern Guatemalan cuisine that draws inspiration from rich traditional dishes and local ingredients. Even local restaurants that had been doing the same thing for decades … Read more

Feeding giraffes at Auto Safari 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

Zompopos de Mayo Guatemala

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 were 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 … Read more

Ixcanul

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