By popular demand we've created another installment of "Mayan Ingenuity". This time we focused on "Hacks for the House".
It took us two tries but we found the natural hot springs in Santa Catarina Palopó in Lake Atitlan! We had heard about the hot springs from several friends that have lived around the lake for years. The first time we went looking for them we had no luck but this time we found them.
After a recent visit from family members it dawned on us that some items we buy at grocery stores in Guatemala either look a little different or are stored differently here. To demonstrate this, here's a look at a few things from our pantry.
In Guatemala, when you don't have electricity, you probably don't have water. We didn't for 9 hours.
Orgullo Chapin, also known as Guatemalan Pride Day, is one of the many traditions celebrated the at LIFE School. Everyone in the school dresses in traditional traje, or typical Guatemalan dress. It was also right before Valentine's day this year.
There are a lot of "top mobile apps" lists on the Internet, but none of them cater to the type of travel we do. Our list is tailored to international travelers (specifically those on a budget).
Stolen DVD's and reckless driving resulted in a riot in Panajachel. The outcry from the citizen's and the response from the police were very interesting.
If you want a phone in Guatemala, you have a few options. The first and least desirable long term is to "Rent a phone". We run through the options in this post.