Guatemala Dia de Indepencia

Part of travel is immersing yourself in the local culture and celebrating with the people.  Today we had the awesome opportunity to witness a Guatemalan Independence Day celebration.  Parades, food, marching bands, fireworks and a ride on the camioneta (chicken bus) all came together for a magical day.  People were wearing their tipico (traditional clothing) and Gautemala flags were flying everywhere.  The people love their country and are proud to be Guatemalateca!

Episode 1: Getting ready for Guatemala

Our 1st episode is now available!


Spanish School

One of our big goals is to learn Spanish as a family while we are here in Guatemala.  After a few days of relaxing and unwinding we began researching which Spanish school in town had the best reputation and the highest ratings.  After searching around we found Jabel Tinamet, Panajachel’s premiere Spanish school. The owners Gregorio and Candelaria were warm and inviting.  The school is open and most classrooms were open so we could experience a fresh breeze during class time.  They were even very nice to accommodate our sweet four-year-old Cannon.  We have so much to learn but Jabel Tinamet is our first step in the journey.