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Miguel Asturias Academy: Growing a Crop of Educated and Socially Concerned Citizens

On our recent trip to Guatemala, we visited Miguel Asturias Academy in Quetzaltenango. A chance to go behind the scenes at a school is a great way to learn about local culture, what people are teaching their children, what they … Continue reading

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Poco a Poco: Biking to San Andres Xecul, Guatemala

Xela, Guatemala (a.k.a., Quetzaltenango) lies at 8,000 feet in the heart of the country‚Äôs highlands and at the center of its Mayan population. Xela (pronounced shay-lah) is a great base from which to explore a huge array of nearby sites … Continue reading

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