Monthly Archive: March 2011

Easter Comes Early

You may be wondering why, in the March issue, we’re talking about Easter. Well check this out, heathen: Easter around these parts starts 40 days before what you and I know as Chocolate Egg...

NDE on Santiaguito

by Susana Raymundo We camped behind a mountain that protected us from the crater but we could see and hear every eruption of Santiaguito, and it sounded like an airplane taking off at first,...

Why Is This Popular?

Painting Every Single Rock in Guatemala by Steve Mullaney As you can probably tell, as every single billboard in the country is being filled with the smiling faces of politicians, it is now election...

Climbing La Muela

by Chris Warren For this month’s Daytripper I’m excited to share my favorite local hike: La Muela. It’s long enough that you get the chance to enjoy a wide variety of scenery, but it...

Dear Dr. Wisdom

transcribed by Blake Nelson Dear Dr. Wisdom is a nationally syndicated advice column, and we are pleased to have William Walker as this month’s “Dr. Wisdom.” A native Tennessean, Walker is most famous for...

Guatemala News Wrap Up

January wrapped on an odd note, with cell phone companies promising congress to do more to track the use of stolen cell phones and the US stepping up to say that its antiterrorist agency...

Great Xela Boondoggles

I hear people complaining all the time about the lack of infrastructure in Guatemala, but I beg to differ: There’s plenty of stuff getting built here. What you should be complaining about is the...