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

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

Swimming with dolphins in Key Largo

Dolphin Assisted Therapy: Our Experience

DOLPHINS AS HEALERS “During a positive experience joy eclipses illness.” The sun glistened on the water as if a child had sprinkled glitter on it. It would be a hot day but a hint of the early morning cool breeze still lingered in the air. A very faint smell of fresh fish and sea enveloped … Read more