Guatemala, just south of Mexico, is the home to many awe inspiring Mayan ruins and a people descended from a rich heritage and gripping history. If you plan to visit Guatemala you’d probably have half a mind to visit the Mayan ruins at Tikal to experience first hand the remnants of a great civilization. Maybe you’d even like to spend several weeks immersing yourself in Spanish language and Guatemalan culture while enrolled in one of the many language schools in Antigua.
Whenever I think of Guatemala, those are usually the two places that come to mind for me. Rachel, over at Unexpectedly Home spent some time volunteering in Guatemala and has written about some of her experiences there. She points out in one of her posts that there is more to see than the main tourist attractions; and sometimes going ‘off-route’ can be most rewarding.
Enjoy some of Rachel’s beautiful photos, like the one of Flores below, and read more about her experiences in Guatemala over at Unexpectedly Home.