Children’s Day in Guatemala and El Salvador

Guatemala and El Salvador celebrate Children’s Day on October 1, as well as in Sri Lanka. This holiday is called Día del niño and children eagerly wait for this day. Celebration of Children’s Day in Guatemala and El Salvador has alike traditions. Governmental and non-governmental institutions organize various events and activities, children also have special concerts[…]

Crisis flares in Guatemala over corruption and organised crime

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Mendel Samayoa Art Exhibit

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One of Guatemala´s culinary treasure

Part of the experience of visiting and really getting to know Guatemala means that you should immerse yourself in important aspects of life in the country so that you’ll get an idea of who Guatemalans are and how they live. One is the fascinating world of Guatemalan cuisine, and as you’ll discover during your visit,[…]

Laguna Lachuá

Laguna Lachuá is a cenote in Guatemala. It is located in the rain forest in the municipality of Cobán, Alta Verapaz. The lake has a circular shape and is probably a flooded dolina. The water of the lake has a sulfuric odor, which explains the origin of its name: “Lachuá” is derived from the kekchí[…]

How much oxygen does a Christmas tree produce?

Christmas trees are spruce, pine and spruce. An acre (an Anglo-Saxon surface area equivalent to 4,046,8564 m2) of these trees, which shelters, on average, about 2,000 specimens, covers the daily oxygen demand of 18 people. In the United States alone, more than one million acres of land is dedicated to the cultivation of Christmas trees,[…]

Cathedral of San José

The history of the Cathedral of San José begins with its foundation in 1527 and built by José de Porres. Nevertheless the construction did not escape to the damages of the earthquakes mainly demolishing the domes, for that reason the Cathedral finished in ruins.

My Antigua: Tamagochy, The Mime

This city has a thousand and one ways to surprise us, to introduce characters and personalities that bring yet another shade to the already colorful sea of stories that are created in a magical place like Antigua. As we walk along the famous Calle del Arco and sit down and rest in the city’s Central[…]

Sugar Mills of Guatemala

Many things have definitely changed in Guatemala, but in some rural areas, time seems to be at a standstill. That is the case of the molienda, the old-fashioned sugar mills powered by oxen. At the molienda, an old-fashioned sugar mill powered by oxen During a trip to Esquipulas and Quezaltepeque in eastern Guatemala not too[…]