Like in most places in the world, futbol is by far the most popular sport. Since the World Cup match ups were announced in the early spring, people have been afflicted with World Cup Fever. The most popular teams here is probably Argentina. People also love Spain and Germany. Guatemala is not in the world […]Read more "World Cup Fever"
I didn’t expect to feel nostalgic in Guatemala. There are fruit markets all over the place in the city. As you can see, they are right on the street and have crates of fresh fruit stacked all over the place. They are reminiscent of the store that, as a kid, I had often recreated […]Read more "The Nostalgia of Fruit Markets"
Earlier in the year we took a ride to Chinautla, a town just outside Guatemala City. It is a town described in a book written by our friend’s father. Ruben Reina, father of Roger, was an anthropologist at the University of Pennsylvania. In the 1950s and 60s, he did a lot of research on the […]Read more "Chinautla"
Celia and Steve, our cousins, visited in March. They flew into Guatemala City at the tail end of a trip that included the coast of Belize and Tikal in the Peten region of Guatemala. The first night they stayed close to us at a hotel in Cayala, a relatively new upscale shopping center modeled after […]Read more "Celia and Steve Visit"
Our adventures traveling between different locations during our vacation were chronicled in our last blog entry. This entry is about our stays in each location: Semuc Champey, Tikal, and Rio Dulce. Semuc Champey We stayed at Utopia Hotel. It is very beautiful and somewhat hippie-ish (free yoga classes a.m. and p.m., etc.). We swam in […]Read more "Santa Semana Vacation – Staying"
Semana Santa is the week leading up to Easter. It is the culmination of what we consider the 40 days of Lent. It is a big deal for a lot of people here. We had off from school so we took off to 3 different places, Semuc Champey, Tikal, and Rio Dulce: an ambitious plan. […]Read more "Semana Santa Vacation – On the Road (and the river)"
We haven’t posted for a while, but soon add a bunch. We have been doing things around the city with friends, experiencing interesting cultural events with our Spanish class, and continuing to evolve in our school life. Celia and Steve have visited and we just got back from an adventure on the eastern side of […]Read more "Coming Soon"