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Flying Kites for Family & Guatemala's Dead

Flying Kites for Family & Guatemala's Dead Every November 1 better known as All Saint's Day in Guatemala, the people of Santiago Sacatepequez gather in crowds with enormous homemade kites to celebrate both family and those who have come and gone. From the cemetery residents will set their kites to soar in the skies...

Guatemala is Good

Guatemala is Good I have seen so many articles this last year about trips to Central America, it's amazing to think that this is the same place that was in the news just a decade ago for bloody civil wars and extreme poverty. Well, much of the poverty is still there, but countries like...

Survivor: Guatemala

Survivor: Guatemala Eleven seasons later and I'm finally tuning into this reality show called Survivor. How did I end up spending my evening checking out the latest cast begin their challenges and adventures through Guatemala? You can blame that one on Deidre over at our sister blog Slashfood....

Carpet Makers of Antigua Guatemala

Carpet Makers of Antigua Guatemala Here's a short, but sweet piece by Jim Kane on Guatemala, a place he recently revisited after many years. He talks about the Guatemalan carpet-makers in Antigua, Guatemala, where on Easter weekend, thousands of people build the most amazing "carpets" on the roads of the...

Guatemala's Charms

Guatemala's Charms It's interesting to see how often Central America is now on the radar screen of the big newspaper travel sites. Is it just me, or is the region really beginning to take off as a tourist destination? I know that for years people have gone to Costa Rica to trek, dive and...

Lake Atitlan in Guatemala

Lake Atitlan in Guatemala Most people have probably never even heard of Lake Atitlan. Aldous Huxley, when he visited there, called it "the most beautiful lake in the world." Perhaps he was on soma. I only know it because I was traveling through Guatemala several years ago, and a girl I met told me...

Go to Guatemala, Weave Your Own Backstrap

Go to Guatemala, Weave Your Own Backstrap Learn the Mayan art of backstrap weaving in Guatemala and bring your amigos back handmade souvenirs. So you know, backstrap weaving is defined by a woven strap used to leverage the weaver's own body weight against the work. The weaver leans in to slacken or back to create...

Doctors Mix Adventure Travel and Aid in Guatemala

Doctors Mix Adventure Travel and Aid in Guatemala In the spirit of holiday giving is a great story about a married couple of emergency physicians who plan on driving from Durham, North Carolina to Santiago Lake Atitlan, Guatemala to help reopen a small hospital. The Pages, according to the News & Observer, checked out...

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