Giant Kites: Santiago Sacatepequez Visitors Guide

Sometimes, it’s worth it to ignore people’s advice and get your own take on things. Especially when it comes to travel. What some people rate as a “must” turns out to be a kitschy tourist trap. The restaurant everyone raves about may do nothing for you. Which is why I take TripAdvisor reviews with aContinue reading “Giant Kites: Santiago Sacatepequez Visitors Guide”

Antigua Guatemala with Children: Best Activities Guide

If you’ve ever thought twice about visiting Antigua Guatemala with children in tow, don’t fret. It’s a safe place to visit, with plenty of activities for the younger ones, especially the more active ones. As a father of a nine-year-old girl, I know kids become restless when they’re unable to release pent-up energy. Fortunately, thereContinue reading “Antigua Guatemala with Children: Best Activities Guide”

Valhalla Macadamia Farm: Visitors Guide

Let’s play a quick game of mental association. When I say “macadamia,” what comes to mind? If you’re like most people, it’ll probably be “Hawaii”. But did you know that macadamia trees are indigenous to Australia? Hawaii just happened to market macadamia nuts better than anyone else. In fact, Hawaii now has to import macadamiasContinue reading “Valhalla Macadamia Farm: Visitors Guide”

Caoba Farms, Antigua Guatemala: Visitors Guide

Contrary to what many people believe, not all fruits and vegetables found at Antigua’s Mercado are wholesome and organic. In fact, many crops are sprayed with a huge amount of pesticides – some claim that in Guatemala up to 40% more pesticides are used than actually necessary. That is the reason why we wash allContinue reading “Caoba Farms, Antigua Guatemala: Visitors Guide”

Things to Do in Guatemala: Visit Theme Park IRTRA Petapa

One of the advantages Antigua Guatemala has over similar expat havens is its proximity to Guatemala City. Don’t laugh, I’m serious! It’s nice to live in a tucked-away small town like Antigua and know that big-city conveniences are an hour away, give or take a few minutes. Guatemala City (or “Guate”, as it’s often referred)Continue reading “Things to Do in Guatemala: Visit Theme Park IRTRA Petapa”