Un día entre guerrilleras

Una de las cosas más fascinantes en la historia de Centroamérica fue (y es) la rebelión de sus pueblos frente al imperialismo americano. Desde nuestra llegada a Guatemala pusimos muchísimo énfasis en aprender sobre la Guerra Civil que enfrentó al país durante treinta y seis años, y que dejó la friolera de 200000 muertos y … Continue reading Un día entre guerrilleras

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Colores, pureza y sincretismo

Si hay algo que siempre me ha flipado muchísimo, me fascina y codifica gran parte de mis viajes, son los templos religiosos. Criado con el programa de Peridis: ‘Las claves del Románico’, al cual llegué a agarrar bastante manía, desde pequeñito me enseñaron (al principio sólo lo intentaron) a valorar estos centros de espiritualidad y … Continue reading Colores, pureza y sincretismo

San Juan Ixcoy: lucha y amor indígena

We made loads of friends in Pueblo Nuevo. We got along with our students, with the family that hosted us, with the families that fed us… But there was one person who not only helped us around as much as he could but also changed the way we were starting to see teachers in Guatemala. … Continue reading San Juan Ixcoy: lucha y amor indígena

Pantalones rojos

En un valle en medio de la sierra de los Cuchumatanes, también conocidos como los Andes centroamericanos, nos encontramos con el curioso pueblo de Todos Santos Cuchumatán, que fue fundado como encomienda en 1528 y se sitúa a 2500m de altitud. On a valley in the middle of the Cuchumatanes, the Central American Andes, one … Continue reading Pantalones rojos

La tierra de la paz: Cobán, Guatemala

The newspapers had been talking about the upcoming fair in Cobán, Alta Verapaz. We had barely been in that department and I’d heard the town was pretty, so we took it as a chance to stop there for a couple of days and get to know it. Ya hacía días que habíamos leído en algún … Continue reading La tierra de la paz: Cobán, Guatemala

Exploring Huehuetenango

When we got to Huehue we knew one thing: we had a place to stay overnight thanks to Couchsurfing. That was all. We didn’t know how much time we’d stay there or what we would see around there. We had actually just come as a step towards the border, as we needed to stamp our … Continue reading Exploring Huehuetenango

Las Lagunas de Montebello y las ruinas de Chinkultic

After a great day at Cascadas del Chiflón, we were thinking about packing and leaving for Guatemala the very next day at dawn. However, Paulina, who had been working all week, told us she would be free for the weekend and felt like doing something nice with her family. The Montebello lakes seemed like the … Continue reading Las Lagunas de Montebello y las ruinas de Chinkultic