The colorful, Maya San Francisco de Asis Festival in Guatemala is held over a period of days in early October.
Travels in Latin America
INSPIRATION & ADVICE FOR TRAVELING SOUTH + CENTRAL AMERICA
Touring San Pedro Prison in La Paz is to enter a brutal, surreal circus. My experience from 2002, before it became infamous.
On my birthday, I go to the village of Santiago Atitlan to pay homage to Maximon - a Maya god that smokes + drinks.
It's forbidden to wash, swim or fish in sacred Laguna Chicabal, for this volcanic lake is at the center of the Mam Maya cosmos in highland Guatemala.
Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Cobre is Cuba’s most-sacred site, a place of miracles attributed to the "Black Virgin".
Adventures of trekking with a mule to the ruins of the last Inca Kingdom of Vilcabamba in the Espiritu Pampa of Peru.