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November Fairs

November Fairs
Every fair has its own distinct flavor, depending on a number of factors, chief among them is how devout the town is. This determines to what degree the fair is a religious occasion focusing on ceremonial processions or whether it is chiefly a fun fair.
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Need A Holiday? Take An Adventure

Need A Holiday? Take An Adventure

We had the trip of a lifetime to Guatemala with AdventureLink. The accommodations were spectacular, the guides top-notch.

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Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead
A time for families to gather together and go to the cemeteries where they paint and clean up the graves of family members, honor their ancestors with flowers, candles and prayers, burn incense and bring picnics to share.
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Panajachel Guatemala Fair

Panajachel Guatemala Fair
Panajachel Guatemala’s patron saint, St. Francis of Assisi, is honored in October with a combination of town fair, cultural dances, religous ceremonies, pyrotechnics and parades.
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Semana Santa on the Lake: San Pedro La Laguna Guatemala

Semana Santa on the Lake: San Pedro La Laguna Guatemala
In recent years, San Pedro Guatemala has attracted only a smattering of tourists who attend the celebrations, while many, both Guatemalan and foreign, stay downhill from town in the tourist zone, vacationing among the many bars and restaurants, and perhaps kayaking and horseback riding.
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Culture Unshocked: Toys and Play

Culture Unshocked: Toys and Play
As I walk through the main streets and the neighborhood side streets of Panajachel Guatemala and other small towns, I always see children playing in groups. Morning, afternoon, and in the safe dark of evening, little groups of boys and girls play fútbol, race, play hide and seek.
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Semana Santa on the Lake: Santiago Atitlán Guatemala

Semana Santa on the Lake: Santiago Atitlán Guatemala
But for those of you who are considering other destinations for witnessing some of the best and most authentic of Guatemalan culture, consider a trip to Lake Atitlán.
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Culture Unshocked

Culture Unshocked
Culture shock is a strange phenomenon which most of us have experienced in one way or another.
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