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One of the little known aims of our semi-recent great Latin American adventure was to make a little more sense of my culture and who I am. I wanted to see mis raices, my roots, and the culture that I came from. Born of Mexican descent (well, actually, if you really want to get technical, I’m also 25% white), I’m a second generation American.
“YES!” I responded immediately when a friend called in early February to see if I wanted to go on vacation during President’s Week. I told him I had no time to plan, but if he was up to working out the details, I was in. A few days later, he asked if I would be okay going to Costa Rica for a week followed by Guatemala for four days.
Guatemala is a cheap and easy tourist destination: practically every hostel is connected with a travel agency, which offers transportation to all local sites and well beyond at very reasonable rates. You can also book guides through these agencies.