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Guatemala

Central America

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If I want to start writing about all the places in the world where I had been I would write first about Guatemala, my country.

Guatemala is the most cosmopolitan country in Central America. We have Mexico in the north and west, Belize at the northeast, El Salvador at south and Honduras at east. Out territorial extension is 108,889 km² and we are about 14 million of guatemalans.

People usually call guatemalans: "CHAPINES". This word comes from the Arabic "chipin" that means alcornoque. At the beginning of our history, after the Spanish came and conquered our country, the Indians used shoes made by alcornoque that is a kind of tree. That's the origin of our nickname.

Guatemala offers a lot of beautiful places to visit. Even though I live in Guatemala, I couldn't visit all of this great places but some day, I will.

My favorites places to be in my country and the top 10 you must visit if you come to Guatemala are:

1. Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez
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2. Tikal, Petén
3. Amatique Bay, Izabal
4. Estanzuela, Zacapa
5. Xela, Quetzaltenango
6. Atitlán, Sololá
7. Esquipulas, Chiquimula
8. Chichicastenango, Quiché
9. Volcán Pacaya, Escuintla
10. Semuc Champey, Cobán

Welcome to Guatemala, land of eternal spring!

Posted by Marivi 22:45 Archived in Guatemala Tagged guatemala america central Comments (1)

My first post!

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From now on, I am going to try to write down and describe my experiences traveling around the world. I knew this was my passion since the firs time I took an airplane to my first destination: Colombia.

I had the opportunity to travel a lot through Central America because of my job at Shell, most of that travels were business trips where I had the chance to met a lot of people and nice places.

In October I will start a master degree program at Madrid, Spain and I am planning a lot of trips to the most interesting places in Europe.

After I finish that master, I would like to buy an around the world air ticket so I will travel more, know new people, learn from new cultures, admire great places, enjoy experiences, taste the food, and all the great things you can have in each destination.

Great memories, great experiences... coming soon!

Marivi

Posted by Marivi 18:46 Archived in Guatemala Tagged round_the_world Comments (1)

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