Antigua and beyond February 21st 2010 I've spent the last two weeks picking up a bit of Spanish in Antigua, and living with a lovely Guatemalan family. I went into the lessons with the minimum expectation of coming out fluent, but have sadly come out merely brilliant. Well, I've picked up enough to get by, and have indeed had many (three) conversations with locals since and held my own in them.
Living with the family was brilliant ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Guatemala The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experience... ... read more