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"Antigua Market
"Antigua Market Cooking Class and Choco Museum from Guatemala City""Pick up from your hotel in Guatemala City will be at 8:30am. Your guide will take you to the Antigua street market to take a 2-hour tour where you can see and smell the ingredients used for Guatemalan cooking. After your market tour you will return to th your expert chef will start by teaching you about the Spanish and Mayan cultural influences on Guatemalan flavors. Learn about the staple ingredients and foods used by natives including corn peppers and beans. For your own meal you’ll get to prepare one main dish
From $169.00
 
Antigua Market Cooking Class and Choco Museum in Antigua
"Pick up from your hotel in Guatemala City will be at 8:30am. Your guide will take you to the Antigua street market to take a 2-hour tour where you can see and smell the ingredients used for Guatemalan cooking. After your market tour you will return to th your expert chef will start by teaching you about the Spanish and Mayan cultural influences on Guatemalan flavors. Learn about the staple ingredients and foods used by natives including corn peppers and beans. For your own meal you’ll get to prepare one main dish such as hilachas or tamales two side dishes and one dessert
From $150.00
 
Quetzaltenango Street Food Tour
"You will start this tour walking   the 14th Avenue one block away from  the most important avenue in Xela to taste the Tostadas de Guacamole de Don Richard delicious fried corn tortillas with avocado. After this amazing experience you will walk walk to the 4th street to visit Doña Josefina Indigenous local K’iche woman here you will drink atolito de Elote and eat famous chuchitos with tomato sauce.You  will take a cooking class from Doña Letty and  learn how to prepare the Rellenitos famous in Guatemala for the combination of plantains (bananas) and sweet beans.For Lunch or dinner you cannot miss the Quichom (lunch) with rice and made hand tortillas
From $32.00

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Guatemala Tourist Agency INGUAT

INGUAT's colorful, greatly improved and well designed tourist page is worth a click when planning your trip.INGUATBesides a number of links to activities and events you will find that ASISTUR provides...
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Historical issues and list of resources

Understandind Guatemala and it's violent history For those who wish to understand this history and the issues surrounding it - I have providing a partial listing of articles that are available on-line...
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Information on Guatemala from the World Bank

It has been ten years since the Peace Accords that ended a debilitating 36-year civil war were signed. The World Bank (to my surpise) defines Guatemala as a middle income country. In 2000 - - 56% of...
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The Life

I truly love the people, and the environment. I was lucky to live here 4 years when I was younger and have traveled here numerous times. I always enjoy my trips to Tikal so if you have the chance to...
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Embassies in Guatemala

Argentina:5ta. Avenida 5-55 Edificio "EUROPLAZA", Nivel 17, Oficina 1703, zona 14 Ap. postal 120 - F Tel: +502 2385-3786/87/88/89/90 Fax: +502 385-3790 E-Mail: eguat@mrecic.gov.ar,...
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Languages - Getting along with English (or not??)

Although English is said to be THE universal language itself, it is highly recommendable to know some basic words and phrases by entering Guatemala, as, besides tourist resorts, it is fairly difficult...
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Important Addresses

- Dirección General de Migración4 Calle 4-37, Zona 9- Control Migratorio 4 Calle 4-55, Zona 9 (next to Parque Industria)- Policia 11 Av. y 4 Calle, Zone 120 Calle, Zone 10- Ministerio Público 7 Av....
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Business Hours

In general shops in Guatemala are open from 8am to noon and 2pm to 6pm, Monday to Saturday, but there are many variations. The little tiendas in my street for example are open until 8 or 9 pm, so is...
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Customs in Guatemala

Crossing the border from Mexico to Guatemala by bus you (usually!!!) don’t get controlled by officials. They won´t look seriously in your luggage if so at all. Prepare, though, that at some border...
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Guatemala Money!

The official money in Guatemala is the Quetzal. Plural is Quetzales. I did find it beneficial to change a few dollars in to quetzales, but you could probably use US dollars in most tourist areas....
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READ MIGUEL ASTURIAS BEFORE YOU GO!

Miguel Asturias won the Nobel Laureate in 1967. His novels, such as El Presidente, will prepare your imagination for Guatemala.See what I mean in the brief excerpt below: "The imagination reels. There...
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Spanish Language School

Academia De Espanol Guatemala - I went to this school.. the teachers are EXCELLENT! the staff is incredibly professional. the prices are great. And if you do a homestay, ask for your own room and you...
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A MACHO WORLD

UNLESS PROHIBITED, as it is here, Guatemala's male citizens may use almost any available wall for relief ***. THE BILLBOARD above for Belmont cigarettes is typical of the advertising campaigns that...
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Peace and quite

Without a doubt my favorite thing about Guatemala is Panajachel (or rather, San Marcos....see below). It is really like another world when you arrive. The city itself is a fairly busy city with people...
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Flores

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Top Hotels in Guatemala

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Top Things to Do in Guatemala

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Antigua Ruins

This small museum in the Santo Domingo complex preserves some of the best colonial art in Antigua. It's set in an old colonial university building opposite the cathedral that is now converted into...
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Grow Your Own Cure Tours

I have been enjoying hiking lately and decided after visiting Lake Atitlan for the 3rd time to hike the Upper Rim. Before we went on the hike, I was impressed by how prompt Jim was in replying to my...
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Spanish School Sol Latino

In 2015 I studied 5 weeks Spanish at Sol Latino in Quetzaltenango. I found out about this school by a recommendation of another traveller who I met in Mexico. I think what sets this school apart is...
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Travel & Health Guatemala

Because we didn't have enough time, we ask Travel & Health Guatemala some advise for us. We wanted to do all was posible but was difficult for the time. They advise us to visit three places, Xela,...
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Pacaya Volcano

The village near Pacaya Volcano is very poor - there is not even a grocery store. There are many wonderful dogs you'll encounter on your hike. They are friendly but skinny! Please take dry dog food...
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Travel & Health Guatemala

My family and I decide to take vacation two months ago and we organise before the trip, like places to visit, activities to do etc. we Contacted Travel & Health Guatemala, which is an agency dedicated...
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