How will tourism in Guatemala change this year?

Guatemala is naturally stunning, with year-round warm weather and friendly people. However, the country still faces difficulties, and tourism has yet to return to pre-covid levels. Before the pandemic struck, Guatemala earned almost $1.23 billion from tourism. However, this number dropped by 75.68% in 2020, when covid-19 struck the world. This significant drop was particularly difficult for some areas of […]

What is the drinking culture in Spain like?

In Spain, the drinking culture is tied to the country’s historical production of wine, though this is no longer the only alcoholic beverage they produce. Knowing a little about Spanish drinking culture and customs is essential if you’re planning to visit the region or are generally curious.   The history of Spanish wine Wine from Spain is not the most […]

How to know if your wine is worth the money?

The wine market is full of variety. So how can you ensure that you spend your money wisely on high-quality wine when choosing from so many wines? You might be wondering if good wine is just one that you enjoy or if there is something more to it. While personal preference is undeniably essential in selecting wine, there is still […]

Why you should start investing in wine

Why are people investing in wine? Many people are looking for alternative investment opportunities, and luxury items such as fine wine and coloured diamonds are becoming a popular choice. They have a certain intrinsic value and good growth potential. Of course, you can’t ignore the overwhelming appeal of wine investments for non-monetary purposes. Wine lovers, like coffee lovers, are always […]

Jurg Widmer on the enduring appeal of Spanish wines

The allure of Spanish wines goes back hundreds of years. Today, Spain’s 70 wine producing regions are packed with innovative winemakers who consistently turn out yet more popular and delicious wines. Spain is, of course, a large and diverse country and it’s not possible to cover every integral part of its wine making history and current market here. So, I’m […]

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Why does Guatemalan coffee taste so good?

Guatemala is known for many things but probably none more than coffee. So, if you’re a coffee lover, you may want to give this a read and discover more about this great nation and the coffee bean. Guatemala has a rich history as coffee growers because of their climate and growing conditions. According to legend, the coffee plant was brought […]

Foods to try when visiting Guatemala | Jürg Widmer Probst Guatemala

Foods to try when visiting Guatemala

Guatemala is a melting pot of cuisine cultures and delicious delights with Mayan, Spanish and international influences, including African, Caribbean American and Chinese. There’s even a vegetarian movement happening too. The best places to taste authentic Guatemalan foods are the local cafes, restaurants and street vendors; this is where you will find the traditional dishes made with real passion. There […]

What Makes Guatemala So Special? | Jürg Widmer Guatemala

What Makes Guatemala So Special?

A question that is often asked is, where is Guatemala? Guatemala is part of Central America, South of Mexico and is bordered by El Salvador, Belize and Honduras. It is a place with a rich culture and fascinating history and incredibly special to me, Jürg Widmer. Below, I share my thoughts about what makes Guatemala so special. The People The […]