Category: Guide

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An expert’s guide to Guatemalan chocolate

Our country, Guatemala, has given at least two great gifts to the world. You can read more about one of them – coffee – in another post, here. It arrived relatively recently in Guatemala: but the other, chocolate, has far more ancient roots. It is a fundamental part of Guatemala’s culture.   This wonderful discovery was considered by the ancient […]

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An unforgettable trip to the Mayan ruins of El Mirador

It is hard to believe that a place like El Mirador really exists. Of course, there are other remote Maya ruins in Guatemala – Tikal for one – but nothing quite like El Mirador. If the set designers for an Indiana Jones film had shown sketches of it, they would probably have been dismissed as being too fantastical.   Getting […]

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Top things to do in Antigua, Guatemala

It really is no surprise that Antigua is one Guatemala’s most popular destinations. It was named as a UNESCO World Heritage site way back in 1979, mostly due to its spectacular Spanish baroque architecture and some stunning colonial churches. So, Antigua is beautiful – but is also a vibrant, creative and in many ways very modern city. With that in […]