Feliz día internacional de la Familia!

Este día nació para recordar que la familia es lo más importante, es el centro de todo y debe brindarnos el soporte y la ayuda para avanzar en la vida. El 15 de mayo de cada año, se festeja el Día Internacional de la Familia. No es un día comercial, y tal vez por eso,[…]

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Do you know about Continental Spanish School?

Academia de Español Continental is a dynamic and young Spanish language school. It was founded by a group of professional and experienced Spanish language teachers in order to provide quality language courses for a reasonable price. Our school is located in a beautiful, centrally-located, colonial building on 3a Calle Poniente in Antigua Guatemala, two blocks[…]

Guide To New Year’s Eve in Antigua Guatemala

Even though I’ve been in and out of Guatemala for the better part of almost three years, there are traditions I’ve never encountered before and some which I still don’t fully understand. As part of Antigua’s New Year’s Eve celebrations, there were two such events I was looking forward to watching: The Baile de Moros[…]

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday, a day of fasting, is the first day of Lent in Western Christianity. It occurs 46 days (40 fasting days, if the six Sundays, which are not days of fast, are excluded) before Easter and can fall as early as February 4 or as late as March 10. Ash Wednesday is observed by[…]

Scientists discover ancient Mayan city hidden under Guatemalan jungle

Aerial laser mapping detects thousands of hidden structures in Peten region, suggesting its population was millions more than previously thought This digital 3D image provided by Guatemala’s Mayan Heritage and Nature Foundation shows a depiction of the Mayan archaeological site at Tikal in Guatemala created using LiDAR aerial mapping technology. A high-tech aerial mapping technique[…]

Cupid

In classical mythology, Cupid (Latin Cupīdō [kʊˈpiː.doː], meaning “desire”) is the god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection. He is often portrayed as the son of the love goddess Venus and the war god Mars. He is also known in Latin as Amor (“Love”). His Greek counterpart is Eros. Although Eros is generally portrayed[…]

Volcanoes of Guatemala

“Three tectonic plates meet in Guatemala and the result is a wild and crazy adventure park with high and beautiful mountains, crater lakes and hundreds of volcanoes to form the spine of the country.” This is one of the best descriptions of Guatemala I have found was recently posted by Vanderbilt University archaeologist Arthur Demarest[…]

Magic in the Seven Temples of Tikal

Within the large architectural complex of Tikal -whose real name is Yax Mutul- there are places of singular beauty and unique aspects that not found anywhere else in the Maya universe. This is the case with the plaza of the seven temples, a place where the meaning of numbers and the importance of the sacred[…]

The Cobblestones of La Antigua

A characteristic of the colonial appearance of La Antigua is the cobblestones, as it is the way in which the Spanish Crown imposed for its public spaces as a measure of health and adornment. Thanks to these cobblestones, La Antigua is considered one of the first planned cities of America – because it was the[…]

Agents of Change

ALEJANDRA BARILLAS Alejandra Barillas was Miss Guatemala 2010-11. She is a translator, image consultant, publicist, and entrepreneur. Find her on Instagram as @MissGuatemala11. What does being Guatemalan mean to you? Being Guatemalan is a blessing! Being born, growing up, and learning so much in a country as rich as ours is a joy. I don’t like it[…]