Tikal - ancient Mayan city January 1st 2008 This is my next and final item on my list of "Top Things to Do in Guatemala if You're Visiting for a Short Time." (See Dec 24 entry for my list). Tikal is a national park and an ancient Mayan city with temples dating to 900 BC. That's BEFORE Christ. We're talking OLD.
We had eagerly waited for the Gellerts and Carlos to visit so that we, too, could visit Tikal, as this is one of the more spe ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Guatemala » Petén Region » Tikal 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
Being an account of the Trautman's year in Antigua, Guatemala
Early in our marriage, my husband Steve and I made a decision to "one day" take a year off and learn a new language in an interesting country with our kids. Fast forward to August 2007 and here we are living for almost one year in Antigua, Guatemala. (You can also look at Lucas' blog for his thoughts)
Here is what we know so far:
1. Guatemalan people are some of the warmest and kindest people we have ever met.
2. Guatemala is much, much more beautifu... full info