ugust 14, 1542. The first shovel of dirt was dug for the Cathedral of Santiago de los Caballeros. In the same year Mary who would become Queen of Scots was born. So was Akbar who would become the great Mogul emperor to control northern and central India. Ivan who would become the Terrible, the first […]

sitios turísticos en Guatemala

Exporing Rio Dulce – A Journey through Sweet Waters

Exploring Río Dulce – Past and Present easuring a mere 42 kilometers from source to mouth, Río Dulce is hardly one of Central America’s great waterways. However, despite its small size the river has attracted a great deal of attention over the past 500 years. Conquistadors, scientists, pirates and adventurers have all passed through in […]

Santiaguito Volcano

mere infant in geologic time, the Santiaguito lava dome is a steam- spewing, smoke-belching spectacle just outside Quetzaltenango in Guatemala’s Western Highlands. Rising more than 8,000 feet above sea level, Santiaguito (Little St. James) is one of the world’s most active lava-dome com- plexes, consisting of several jagged peaks that have been forming in the […]

Historic sites Guatemala, Belize on global watch list

he Mayan ruins of Quiriguá in Izabal and El Zotz in Petén, as well as the historic architecture of Belize City, have been included on the World Monuments Fund (WMF) 2012 Watch, a list of cultural heritage sites around the world at risk of damage or destruction from a variety of threats. With a mission […]