Tikal and Yaxhá - see both if you can! February 2nd 2008 My younger brother Eric came to visit us in early February, and had been reading his Lonely Planet guidebook for suggestions of places to visit (as well as, I should certainly hope, my List of Top Places to Visit )
He was pretty interested in making a visit to Tikal, and as we chatte ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Guatemala » Petén Region » Flores 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