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The big native market in the town of Chichicastenango (short: Chichi) in Guatemala, is one of the most important trade markets in the whole of Central America, showing off the many unique characters of the different communities, which all express themselves through the different patterns, styles and colours of their clothing. This is where different ethnic groups such as the K’iche’ Maya, the Mam, or Kaqchikel get together, setting up …

[ Written by guest | 27 Sep 2011 | One Comment | ]

Blue water fountains, beautiful flowers, colourful butterflies and singing birds – that‘s how I’ve always imagined paradise. And one day, my idea of paradise became reality. I had been in Guatemala for about a month when we decided to take a trip to Semuc Champey – a natural resort with lots of stunning pools and ponds.

photo via trek earth
The turquoise and green water appeared toi be glowing and was flowing …

[ Written by guest | 21 Mar 2011 | 2 Comments | ]

My friend Julie from France and I wanted to volunteer somewhere this summer- the only question was – where? After a comprehensive internet research we decided to go to Guatemala. Why? Because the Mayan culture of Guatemala seemed quite interesting, it was not too far from the States (where I will be studying abroad soon) and on top of that we were offered the opportunity to travel to Belize and …

[ Written by guest | 26 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]

My friend Julie and I are currently volunteering for a fair trade women weaving association, which is located in Quetzaltenago (Guatemala). As we have our weekends off, we always plan some trips. Guatemala is known for its volcanoes, that´s why we decided to climb up a volcano – so why not start with the highest in Guatemala and all Central America? Yes why not?! We booked our trip: Climbing up …

[ Written by guest | 20 Jul 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Guatemala