Travelers are foreigners; outsiders looking in on a world that by definition, is not theirs. As such they miss a lot, however they do have the opportunity to see the world around them as only an outsider can. Here is some of what I have seen over the years.
- Guatemalan Slingshots
We all have our peculiarities and a fondness for Guatemalan slingshots is one of mine.
- Santa Maria de la Concepción
If asked about what villages one should visit that are off the beaten path I always recommend Santa Maria de la Concepcion.
- Catholicism and the Maya
What we think Catholicism is, is not what the Mayas think it is.
- Drying Coffee
Lake Atitlan's low latitude and high altitude make the region ideal for coffee production.
- Shade Tree Coffee
Guatemala is a huge producer of coffee and their best coffee is grown in the highland under shade trees.
- Santiago Atitlan Dress
The Tzutujil of Santiago Atitlan are some of the best weavers in Guatemala.
- A Trip to Santiago Atitlan
Santiago Atitlan without a doubt is one of the most picturesque villages in Central America.
- The Cemetery in Solola
As cemeteries go, you could do much worse.
- A Street Corner
An illustration of the mundane.
Most people who come to Guatemala visit the famous Chichicastenango market.