Looking To Experience The Real Central America? Head To Guatemala

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


These days, it’s more than likely that you’re going to be around many other travelers  when you’re in Central and South America. But as Anna points out in this article, Guatemala offers a rare opportunity to see and experience a culture that “remains remarkably untouched by modernity.”

In the South you can visit Tikal, one of the largest Mayan ruins in the region; in the highlands you can visit small villages and see women wearing traditionally-colored garments distinctive to their town; and because any trip deserves a little time spent in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, head to Antigua, the old colonial town with its picturesque Spanish-influenced buildings and its very own Central Park — like NYC, minus the hot dog vendors.

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