The bloody Civil War of the Republic de Guatemala ended in 1996. Twenty years later, today, the country continues to grow and prosper. The effort to rid the remnants of war, hangover warriors and other ego’s that still reach for power, is helping bring back the peace and beauty that this country has to offer.
Oh, we felt safe, with some caution. The heavily armed security guards, and I do mean heavily armed, are posted at most restaurants and establishments. A pistol on the hip and a massive shotgun in the hands, ready to blow anyone’s head off should there be a threat is to some, un-nerving, to me, it is reassuring. He didn’t shoot me. I took it as a sign that he was on my side.
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala is the most beautiful lake in the world, as many have said. Guatemala City is a big city worth visiting. The local people of this country will make you fall in love and want to return. The country is fighting for pure goodness. Join us on this episode of Stories Faces Places.
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