Author: Jürg Widmer

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 […]

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Check out these three Guatemalan volcanoes

Guatemala may be famous for everything from its extraordinary history, Mayan cultural heritage, fantastic indigenous art, great food and fascinating cities, but there’s another reason to visit – to explore its volcanic landscape. There are an astonishing 37 volcanoes in the country, with three still very much active. Most of the volcanoes in Guatemala are easy to get to and […]