Guatemala Stories

From Sunset to Sunrise: Mayan Sites After Dark

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We’ve all seen the classic photographs of Mayan sites – huge stone pyramids and temples poking out of lush green jungle, with yellow sun and blue sky above. Tourists have brought these ancient cities back to life, and streets that were once walked by Maya…

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Guatemala: Changing Yet Resisting Change All-At-Once

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I was excited to return to Guatemala to help with the WorldStrides teacher convention.  I wanted the teachers to get to know the impressive place I knew from my previous travels.  But I was also worried. Guatemala was one of the first countries I had…

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Guatemala Markets

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Guatemala is a land of breathtaking mountain scenery, brightly-painted churches, sparkling lakes and diverse wildlife. But that’s not everything. It’s also a land of markets. At best, Guatemala markets are an enchanting world of colour and smells and noise. And at their worst? Well, my first…

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Teach Through Educational Travel: Guatemala

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Nestled in the Highlands of Guatemala is the deepest lake in Central America – Lake Atitlan (Lago de Atitlan). It is surrounded by volcanoes, and is itself volcanic in origin. Lake Atitlan is a caldera formed from an eruption almost 100,000 years ago. One of…

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