This is one of the many mysterious food stands on a street in Antigua Guatemala.
Seeing this Mayan woman with her almost-identically dressed doll-like daughter was a special moment for me.
Photo by nickd Since we decided to move to Guatemala and after crunching the numbers over and over again, we’ve concluded that even though our furniture or interior decorating style isn’t going to land us cover stories with the top … Continue reading
This is the stark reality of Guatemala’s indigenous women. Strapped down with one or two kids, they make their way through the streets or countryside weighed down with chores and in search of food.
Antigua Guatemala is full of old, pre-eruption/earthquake colonial homes with doorways dating back to the arrival of the Spaniards.
When you arrive to the scene of the processions you’re normally looking at the finished product. The indescribably gorgeous carpets, the processions in full swing and hordes of people. However, the fun part is getting to Antigua Guatemala for Semana … Continue reading
Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala is without a doubt the king of Holy Weeks. I think the closest to it in comparison is Spain’s Easter week. There is so much involved that I’ll leave that all for another post. However, … Continue reading
I am in the process of relocating from Costa Rica to Guatemala. Even though this series uses these two locations, the process is the same for any relocation and move regardless if it’s from one country to another or city … Continue reading
This sign is at the entrance of a super family-friendly auto-safari in Guatemala.It reads: Guns and Pets Prohibited Entrance
Like everything in Guatemala, negotiating and bargaining is part of the game. This is soooooooo different than Costa Rica. No one bargains here at all. I mean, even when you buy a piece of property where negotiating and lowering the … Continue reading
I had two main goals when I arrived to Guatemala for my solidifying-our-move trip. 1. Schools for my son. Which after going through a number of schools we did find a (cross-your-fingers) decent bilingual school. 2. A house to live … Continue reading
I’m not like a die-hard workout freak, but I do love my time at the gym. So, while we’re in Guatemala I had to be sure I’ll have A gym! Antigua is a large, yet very small city with few … Continue reading
Since being in Guatemala it’s been a race against time to get as much accomplished as possible. In between the running around we want to make this transition for our son as smooth as possible, which usually involves gifts of … Continue reading
Antigua is extremely peculiar in some ways. In particular, the school systems don’t think that mothers work. Every single school in the area ends at noon. So my question is constantly: What do you do with the kids after noon? … Continue reading
Day Cares seem to be the secret movement around Antigua. For one, everyone says that they exist, but no one has any idea where to begin looking for one. After asking every person on the street and checking out the … Continue reading
The pressure’s on! I gotta pick the right school for my 5 year old before moving to Guatemala, or he might just have the worse adult life and I’ll be 100% to blame. Maybe not! But sometimes I certainly feel … Continue reading
Unlike most expats who usually have to relocate with a set location, unless they are enjoying the good life of moving from place to place, I have somewhat of a leeway of where to go in Guatemala. The main reason … Continue reading
As most of you have figured out I’m about to relocate from Costa Rica, my home for the past 6 years, to Guatemala. I know this sounds romantic and fun and adventurous. To an extent it is. However, when I … Continue reading
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Please sign up for my RSS feed and find me on twitter @marinavillatoro Whenever I am about to travel to a new place, I always love to cook up some of their native dishes. They are a fun activity of … Continue reading