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Guatemala Travelogue by stephlynne on 11 June 2004 4:59pm
Hi everyone,

It's been a while since I've posted, but maybe some of you will remember me.

My husband Craig and I went to Guatemala and Belize at Easter time. We were in Antigua, Guatemala for their world-famous Easter festivities. It was fascinating to see the blending of Christian and Mayan traditions. We have posted photos and a travelogue from Guatemala on our web site


We have not finished posting the Belize portion of the trip yet, but we are working on it.

Re: Guatemala Travelogue by Godfather on 12 June 2004 6:26pm

Nice site. Are you planning to go to all of the places on the world map? I went to Guatemala in 1997. I enjoyed my time there,but found the people fairly mistrustfull and distant from Gringos, due to some horrific events that took place in that country at one stage. Many of them in the mountains feel (rightly or wrongly) that foreign backing was involved in some of the ethnic cleansing that went on in the mountains. Many also resent Gringos because often the locals are used as photo fodder by insensitive tourists.

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