Category: Guatemala

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Guatemala Daily Photo – Tribute To Antigua Guatemala’s Carpets #3

The thrd day is no exception, the dedication continues.

Guatemala Daily Photo – Tribute To Antigua Guatemala’s Carpets #2

The dedication of the locals from Antigua during Semana Santa when doing these carpets is not something you can’t miss.

Guatemala Daily Photo – Tribute To Antigua Guatemala’s Carpets #1

Even though the amazing Semana Santa Carpets are displayed in Antigua once a year I think it’s necessary to be reminded of their beauty once in a while. This week of Daily Guatemala is dedicated to the Carpets!

Guatemala Daily Photo – Roadside Entertainment

Guatemala will surprise you on many levels. In a country full of poverty and drug lord money, they sure know how to keep their drivers happy! This little showstopper was by a toll 45 minutes outside of the Guatemala City.

Guatemala Daily Photo – Street Food Stand in Antigua Guatemala

This is one of the many mysterious food stands on a street in Antigua Guatemala.

Guatemala Daily Photo – Local Mama and Child in Antigua Guatemala

Seeing this Mayan woman with her almost-identically dressed doll-like daughter was a special moment for me.

Relocation – Looking for The Right Moving Company

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

Guatemala Daily Photo – Reality of Guatemala’s Indigenous Women

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.

Guatemala Daily Photo – A Pre-Eruption/Earthquake Colonial Doorway in Antigua Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala is full of old, pre-eruption/earthquake colonial homes with doorways dating back to the arrival of the Spaniards.

Photo Friday – Semana Santa in Antigua Guatemala Behind-the-Scenes

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

Guatemala Daily Photo – Sea of Purple in Antigua Guatemala During Holy Week

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

The Relocating Series – Moving From Costa Rica to Guatemala

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

Guatemala Daily Photo – No Guns and Pets Allowed

This sign is at the entrance of a super family-friendly auto-safari in Guatemala.It reads: Guns and Pets Prohibited Entrance

Relocating – Secret of Rental Fees in Antigua Guatemala

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

Relocating – Real Estate – House Hunting in Antigua, Guatemala

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

Relocating – Looking for the Best Health Club in Antigua Guatemala

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

Phone Napping, Extortion and Other Unexpected Misadventures in Guatemala

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

Relocating – After School Activities for Kids in Antigua Guatemala

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

Relocating – Day Care Centers in Antigua Guatemala

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

Relocating – Finding a Good School

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

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