Category: Travel

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 […]

Guatemalen coffee Jurg Widmer

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 […]

Jürg Widmer Probst - Guatemalan volcanoes

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 […]

Jürg Widmer Probst Guatemala - Festival of Giant Kites

Why the Festival of Giant Kites in Guatemala is a spectacle worth seeing

In the UK and the US Halloween gets all of the attention in the run up to All Saints Day on 1 November. But other cultures and countries observe this traditionally important day in the calendar in different ways. Mexico’s Day of the Dead is well-known for its culturally significant celebration of the lives and spirits of lost family members […]