Is Guatemala Safe? What Some Guatemalans Think About Safety and Rights

***The following is an article about safety living in Antigua Guatemala. If you’re planning on traveling here, also check out this article about Antigua Guatemala safety¬†(new window).*** How would you respond if you were living in a foreign country and heard that thieves broke into a nearby house, poisoned all the neighbor’s dogs, all toContinue reading “Is Guatemala Safe? What Some Guatemalans Think About Safety and Rights”

Cost Of Living In Antigua Guatemala On A $500 Budget

One question I constantly get via email is how does my family of three manage to keep their cost of living in Antigua Guatemala under $500 a month. No, that is not a typo. In fact, more often than not, our expenses regularly come in lower than that. Before I delve into how we doContinue reading “Cost Of Living In Antigua Guatemala On A $500 Budget”

Visa Run: Antigua Guatemala to San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

They say time flies when you’re having fun. It seems like it was just a couple months ago I had just completed my first visa run to Mexico. Six months later, it was time to do it again, though this time I decide I might as well have fun with it. On my last borderContinue reading “Visa Run: Antigua Guatemala to San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico”

Living in Guatemala: Is Antigua Safe and What is the Expat Mindset?

I was walking to church with my family last Sunday, on a sunny, beautiful, perfect day – one of those by which Antigua is known. As we neared our church, we came across this scene: Petty Crime in Antigua Yup. That’s a busted window alright. Something that happens with alarming frequency to cars parked overnightContinue reading “Living in Guatemala: Is Antigua Safe and What is the Expat Mindset?”

Christmas in Guatemala: Christmas’ Eve Shopping at The Mercado

It’s Christmas Eve in Guatemala today and I thought to take a trip to the Mercado for some pictures. Antigua’s Mercado, our main market, has been buzzing with activity these past few days. I don’t find the Mercado as chaotic as diving into a shopping mall in the US during the last shopping days ofContinue reading “Christmas in Guatemala: Christmas’ Eve Shopping at The Mercado”