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A beautiful sunrise over Lago de Atitlan  
   

A beautiful sunrise over Lago de Atitlan

Colourful Guatemala - people, textiles and country

December 4th 2006
FLORES & TIKAL (Northern Guatemala) - Fri 17/11 to Mon 20/11 So....last time we were taking a bus from Belize City to the Guatemalan border. Well we arrived & paid a ridiculous departure fee (something like $37.50 each), & stepped into Guatemala. Immediately, we were under pressure from bus owners & touts telling us all sorts of stories about broken down buses, hijacks, "bandidos" & the like, bu ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Guatemala

Guatemalan Flag 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
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