Overview of Guatemala
We arrived in Guatemala after driving from Mexico to Belize. From Belize we decided to do a day trip to Guatemala. We stayed in San Ignacio in Belize to make it an easy drive for the next day. There is a border that you will have to get processed to cross into Guatemala. The same will need to be done for when you return from Guatemala to Belize.
- Hola – Hello
- Buenos Dias – Good morning
- ¿Cómo estás? – How are you?
- Soy bueno – I’m good
- Hombres / Caballeros – Men / Gentlemen
- Mujeres /Damas – Women / Ladies
- ¿Cuento? – How much?
- Muchos Gracias – Many thanks
- Adiós – Goodbye
Food to start you off
- Chiles Rellenos – Spiced vegies and meat stuffed peppers fried in egg batter
- Elote loco – Or ‘Crazy Corn’ is covered in tomato sauce, mayo and cheesy goodness
- Hilachas – Tomato based beef soup with sides of rice and tortillas
- Jocón de Pollo – chicken stew
- Ka’Kik – Stew with turkey, garlic, coriander, meat and onions with sides of rice and tortillas
- Pepian – Toasted spices, meat and rice in a tomato stew
- Rellenitos – Guatemalan take on doughnuts made with recooked beans, cinnamon and sugar
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Tikal National Park is located in Tikal, one of the closest attractions to the Guatemalan border