Do you need references??

Through the years we have been collecting memories of what  the students think about Ixquic after finished their clases, and proudly we can say that they leave with the feeling it was their other home in Antigua. Maybe here are not all the comments that we have had in all the five years we had been open, but reading that the students have learn a lot here and most of them came without know any word in Spanish, make us feel very happy, and of course we feel great about the team work that beside of have the knowledge, experience and patience, they just love to teach ESPAÑOL!!

First-ever female Vice President for Guatemala

Posted by HarrietteRWI on January 9th, 2012 January 14th will see a landmark occasion in Guatemalan politics take place. Roxana Baldetti is the woman setting tongues wagging as she is due to be sworn in to start her term as Vice President of Guatemala this weekend – a post previously only occupied by men. One report I found stated that of the 158 seats in the single-chamber Congress, only seven are women. Four of these seven are indigenous women. Given that 40% of the country’s population is classed as indigenous, it is evident that there is still a long way to go to attain a fair representation. However, this month may […]

World’s top destinations for 2012

By A. Pawlowski, CNN December 27, 2011 — Updated 1241 GMT (2041 HKT) (CNN) — Globe-trotters everywhere, it’s time to raise your champagne glass and toast to all the wonderful new journeys you’ll take in the new year. But where exactly should you go in 2012? As always, some places will stand out above the rest when it comes to unforgettable things to do and see. To help you decide, we sought out recommendations from four travel experts: Robert Reid, U.S. travel editor for Lonely Planet; Martin Rapp, senior vice president of leisure sales at Altour; Anne Banas, executive editor at SmarterTravel; and Jeanenne Tornatore, senior editor for We […]

World Barista Championship, 2012

by AARON FREY on Jun 15, 2012 • 10:10 am Over the last few days the world’s best baristas have been battling it out over in Vienna for the 2012 World Barista Championship. I’ve been too busy to watch it live given that I’m traveling at the moment, but it’s always worth watching these presentations to see what the state of the art is in coffee brewing. These contests help create standards, reference points, and sometimes push the envelope in coffee preparation. To be in the final six is a great achievement, but there can be only one winner and this year it is Raul Rodas from Guatemala. This is […]

The Role of Women in Guatemala

By Sara Federman The role of women in Guatemala has been changing due to the harsh reality of families being destroyed and disintegrated. Refugees, rural women, and especially indigenous women have been devastatingly affected and are forced to work regardless of horrible conditions, miserable wages and exploitation. Additional challenges women face in Guatemala are the instability of the economy and the invisibility of their economic contributions. Yet despite these obstacles, women-organized movements are struggling to make changes. Many of the workers in maquilas, or modern day sweatshops, are young, teenage, single mothers or widows. These women work six days a week, ten hours a day in conditions lacking ventilation or […]


Guatemala (náhuatl: Quauhtlemallan, ‘place where are a lot of trees’) oficially, República de Guatemala. The extraordinary beauty of the Guatemalan territory and the warm spirit of its people make Guatemala a unique destination in the world – a perfect balance of beauty and soul. Guatemala is a country that opens its doors to visitors to share the greatness of its history, the beauty of its landscapes, the mystery of their ancestors, the spirit of their culture and the hearts of its people. Unique Climate and culture Located in the center of the Americas, Guatemala has become a major business center and a perfect tourist destination. With a territory slightly larger […]