Guatemala City – A Place of History
by Camellia Rains
Guatemala is a small Central American country tucked in between the southern part of Mexico, the western part of Belize, and the northern parts of Honduras and El Salvador.
The capital city, Guatemala City, has a strong indigenous population that speaks twenty-three distinct Maya languages. My mother has family that lives in the capitol, and I’ve visited this city on and off for thirty years. Although I am familiar with various places, I always learn something new every time I go.
Let me give you some basics on the city first. It is home to one million people plus another three million in urban areas. It has a tropical climate, and the temperature is usually between seventy-two and eighty-two degrees Fahrenheit. The rainy season is from May to October and let me tell it’s no joke. I’ve seen it go from sunny to pouring buckets of rain, enough to flood the streets within five minutes…
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