San Juan Comalapa

San Juan Comalapa

This blog post is a guest entry from Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Cyrus Sethna, who served as a Youth in Development volunteer in San Juan Comalapa, Chimaltenango from 2013-15. Florence of the Americas: San Juan Comalapa San Juan Comalapa is a peaceful mountain town of nearly...
Iximché

Day Trip to the Ruins of Iximché

Near present-day Tecpán, this ancient city was once the capital of the Mayan Kaqchikel people. Originally friendly with the K’iche’ and their capital at nearby Q’umarkaj, the Kaqchikel quickly grew in power, and the two groups became rivals. The Kaqchikel soon decided to split...