Penguins Arrive at La Aurora Zoo in Guatemala City

Penguins Arrive at La Aurora Zoo in Guatemala City
Twelve Humboldt penguins have become the star attractions at La Aurora Zoo in Guatemala City. The aquatic birds arrived from a conservation park in France in May as part of a European threatened species program and have been settling in well to their new habitat.
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Need A Holiday? Take An Adventure

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The Art of Beading in Sololá Guatemala

The Art of Beading in Sololá Guatemala
“I learned the art of beading from my mother, because she also does beadwork. But Salvador taught me how to make more intricate designs, and he knows how to find customers so that we always have work,” explains Marta María about how she got involved with beading.
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Stemming the Tide of Climate Change

Stemming the Tide of Climate Change
According to the Global Climate Risk Index, Guatemala is one of the top 10 countries most affected by climate change due to its geographical location, which leaves it susceptible to natural disasters.
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¡Poco a Poco!

¡Poco a Poco!
Whenever you find yourself packing for a trip or planning an international move, things may get stressful. It seems that the closer we get to our relaxation destination, the more we invite last-minute stress and fast-paced experiences.
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Garifuna Traditions

Garifuna Traditions
Garifuna music styles are known for their heavy use of percussion instruments and distinctive drumming, which combines the beats of primero (tenor) and segunda (bass) drums. Garifuna drums are usually made from hollowed-out hardwoods such as mahogany or mayflower, which are native to Honduras and other Central American countries.
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Flowers from the Garden of Hermano Pedro

Flowers from the Garden of Hermano Pedro
The peculiar and long-lived esquisúchil tree (scientific name Bourreria huanita) is better known locally as the “Tree of Santo Hermano Pedro.” One was planted some 350+ years ago in front of the El Calvario church in La Antigua Guatemala.
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Painting the Future in San Pedro Lake Atitlán

Painting the Future in San Pedro Lake Atitlán
In 2008 brothers José and Henry Méndez Chavajay, Maya Tz’utujil painters from San Pedro la Laguna, Lake Atitlán, found out that the children who were visiting their gallery—watching them paint and wanting to learn how themselves—were fatherless, and that their mothers were struggling to raise them and keep them in school.
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10 Tips for Learning Spanish in Guatemala

10 Tips for Learning Spanish in Guatemala
Learning Spanish can be a great asset for traveling in Latin America. Studying in Guatemala can open a door to the incredible cultural richness of Guatemala and to new Spanish-speaking friends. At the same time, learning Spanish can be daunting, especially in the beginning when you don’t know what to expect. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
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