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Tadpole Stew

This post is a an example of something you can expect more of in the travel guide. Called “Stories from the Field,” these are personal accounts of interesting experiences from my or another’s Peace Corps service, meant to provide a unique look into different and...
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Volcanoes near Antigua Guatemala

Visitors to Guatemala are immediately struck by the many volcanoes that dot its rugged landscape. Just outside of Antigua, four of these mammoth cones lie in wait for the adventurous hiker. Presented here are brief explanations of how to reach and summit Pacaya, Agua, Fuego, and...
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Santiago Atitlán

Santiago Atitlán is the lake’s largest settlement and the cultural center of the Tz’utujil Mayan people. Set in a secluded inlet across from San Pedro la Laguna, this traditional village is guarded from above by the imposing Tolimán and Atitlán volcanoes. Unique in that it lacks...