Category Guatemala

Meeting Maximón, Guatemala’s Mischievous Mayan Folk Saint

Lake Atitlán is one of Guatemala’s prime tourist destinations, along with the jungle ruins of Tikal and the volcano-ringed colonial town of Antigua. Atitlán is a large, beautiful lake, recognized as Central America’s deepest with a depth reaching 340 metres. It is surrounded by verdant hills, majestic volcanoes, and picturesque villages inhabited by largely indigenous Mayan people. […]

Volcano-Roasted Marshmallows in Guatemala

Outside The Box Travel presents the first ever: Cooking Outside The Box Today’s exciting treat is… Volcano-Roasted Marshmallows! What you’ll need: – 1 bag of marshmallows – 1 small branch – 1 active volcano Directions: – Open bag, remove desired quantity of marshmallows. – Stick marshmallows onto the ends of your branch. – Insert branch into accessible […]

Pimp My Ride: Riding the Chicken Bus in Guatemala

Have you ever wondered where school buses end up after they retire from the peaceful suburban streets of their American homeland? Many of them end up not in the local junkyard, as one may assume, but are sold off and driven down to Central America, where they undergo a radical transformation and begin new lives […]