Getting Around: Driving In Antigua Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala is a small city of under 40,000 residents. Most people get around Antigua on foot or using a patchwork network of privately-owned public transportation. Many residents own motorcycles or scooters to get around town. Those who can afford it prefer cars for trips to the city and nearest big-box stores and supermarkets. DrivingContinue reading “Getting Around: Driving In Antigua Guatemala”

Antigua Guatemala Spanish Schools: A Guide

Antigua Guatemala is a popular destination for Spanish-language learners, as there are excellent schools here, at good prices. Beware, however, that not all schools are created equal and the quality of instruction varies. Here are a few pointers to help you choose the right school to achieve your educational goals and to help you makeContinue reading “Antigua Guatemala Spanish Schools: A Guide”

Ermita De La Santa Cruz: Christmas Wallpaper

December and January’s Antigua wallpaper calendars are now ready! This wallpaper calendar features Ermita de la Santa Cruz, which we’ve featured before in a previous Antigua calendar. It’s not often you get to see Antigua’s ruins flanked by giant nutcrackers! Nutcrackers at Ermita de la Santa Cruz I’d been wanting to get a closer look at the ruinsContinue reading “Ermita De La Santa Cruz: Christmas Wallpaper”

The Whistlers: Guatemala’s Informal Economy

According to an article I read recently, about 75% of the working-age population in Guatemala is underemployed, members of the “informal” economy. They are self-employed Guatemalans who make ends meet working odd jobs or by opening a small business of some sort. For these folks, there is little in the way of legal protection orContinue reading “The Whistlers: Guatemala’s Informal Economy”

Shopping Online From Antigua Guatemala Via Rapidito Express

UPDATED 12/12/2015: As highlighted at the end of this article, it was only a matter of time that Rapidito Express would run afoul of SAT – which they did. All shipments were suddenly held in limbo last November, while SAT began the task of examining every. single. package. and assigning customs duties to the items. Unfortunately,Continue reading “Shopping Online From Antigua Guatemala Via Rapidito Express”