Monthly Archive: January 2011

A Night at La Pradera

by Steve Mullaney Do you miss strip malls, chain restaurants and depressing casinos? Don’t worry, much like massacres of indigenous people and the Jonas Brothers, these are things that follow the bright light of...

Visiting Maximon

by Diana Pastor A visit to San Simon (or Maximón) provides a fascinating glimpse into the religious, historical and cultural realities of Guatemala. His story encapsulates many creation myths, themselves part historical record, part...

Climbing La Candelaria

Before Adventure Tourism® was invented, packaged, marketed and sold providing you’d filled out all the forms and signed the requisite waivers and disclaimers, there was this thing called “going for a walk”. It seems...

Transport In Xela

by Susana Raymundo We should start with the famous chicken bus, aka the camioneta or parrilla (grill), the grill being the rack on top where the luggage and sometimes passengers ride.

Guatemala News Wrap Up

November wrapped with more security concerns as prisoners in Guatemala City’s Fraijanes prison took over the installation, causing experts to comment that the country’s prisons were effectively run by the prisoners. At the same...