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Guatemala

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Zip Facts about Guatemala:

  • Standing atop of temple overlooking the Tikal National Park in Guatemala, you might recognize the landscape as a scene for the original Star Wars movie, A New Hope
  • As the most visited country in Central America, Guatemala (from the Mayan-Toltec, meaning “land of trees”) is home to the five national parks of the Maya Biosphere Reserve, Lake Atitlan, a caldera surrounded by 3 conical volcanoes, about 200 Mayan sites, and the Spanish colonial city of Antigua
  • Guatemala is the leading producer of jade (from jadeite) in the world
  • Fiambre, a traditional Guatemalan dish of meats, fish, sausage and vegetables, takes three or four days to make for one holiday only, All Saint’s Day
  • Hershey can thank the Mayans from Guatemala for the invention of the chocolate bar

guatemala pnc003_hPaula Nicho Cumez – “Mi Segundo Piel (My Second Skin)”, 2002

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Link to Recipe:  https://theworldfrommykitchen.wordpress.com/guatemala/

Link to Map:   https://theworldfrommykitchen.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/recipemap-northamerica.pdf

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