You may have heard the news in Guatemala… Fire volcano exploded on Monday and a second explosion yesterday.
Volcán de Fuego (Spanish for "Volcano of Fire", often shortened to Fuego) or Chi'gag (Mayan for "where the fire is") is an active stratovolcano in Guatemala. A stratovolcano, also known as a composite volcano,is a conical volcano built up by many layers (strata) of hardened lava, tephra, pumice, and volcanic ash.
Volcan de Fuego, spewed an 8km (5-mile) stream of lava and belched thick black smoke and ash that rained onto the capital and other regions.
It is the biggest eruption in 44 years and it has affected more than 1.7 million people, including 3,100 who were evacuated.
So far 100 people have been reported dead however hundreds are still missing.
On 3 June 2018, the volcano suddenly produced its most powerful eruption since 1974. A lahar suddenly changed direction and unexpectedly hit El Rodeo, Las Lajas, San Miguel Los Lotes, and La Reunión villages in Escuintla, which buried the town and killed surprised residents. Later, 18 bodies were found in the village of San Miguel Los Lotes. Ash fall extended as far as the capital, Guatemala City forcing the closure of La Aurora International Airport. The military assisted in clearing ash off of the runway. Sixty-two people were confirmed dead, and hundreds more were reported injured. Rescue workers were hampered when roads were cut by the lava flows.
I used to live in San Miguel Duenas near the fire volcano that exploded. My family is ok but the poorest communities have been most affected.
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Guatemala is a tropical country located south of Mexico. Unfortunately due to lack of policy, there are still its of unmanaged land. I remember driving up the CA-1 (road from Canada to Chile) and watching the Jungles burn. Not a nice memory. Now I am a mother I want to teach my daughter about reusing and recycling because what we do here affects there and what people do there affects here. It is only one earth. Thanks for watching and keep on recycling.
#StGeorgesDay Celebrations around the world! #England #Brazil #Spain #Lebannon #Croatia #Moscow #Italy
In Guatemala, Valentine's' day is called 'Dia del Cariño" o "Dia del amor y la amistad" Day of love and friendship.
I remember in school doing cards for all my school friends and exchanging cards, chocolates and sweets.
In the city, residents are more affluent and can make personalized biscuits and chocolates, however is estimated that in the rural communities, 75% live below the poverty line.
This photo of nursery children at the Mayan Families Tierra Linda, in Guatemala's highlands, celebrated "Dia del Carino", Valentine's Day making arts and crafts, having a corn tortilla and getting a stuffed toy to take home.
I would like to share some photos of how people in Guatemala celebrate and to give useful information if you would like to get involved with Mayan families.
by making a big heart, eating tostadas and receiving a stuffed toy to take home
Mayan families is a non-profit organization providing education, nutrition, shelter, and medical care to those living in extreme poverty in rural Guatemala.
If you would like to learn more and /or sponsor a student, an elderly person or send supplies to Mayan Families please go to https://www.mayanfamilies.org/donate/index
In 1992, I had the opportunity to go to Lake Arthur as an exchange student and attend school. It was a big exchange program from Guatemala to Louisiana and I still keep in touch with my family on Facebook. I was an amazing time and we got to go to New Orleans and see Bourbon Street. There was so much to see and learn. I would like to encourage everybody to find opportunities like this, to build your book of life with great experiences and build your confidence.
In Guatemala, Dia de los muertos is more about kites and less about the costumes.
I remember going to the colorful cemetery and having a picnic with all the other families to remember and commemorate our ancestors.
Hope you like all the photos and the Fiambre recepie I made.
Singing and celebrating in Guatemala. Photo by informacionlibre2000.
Top 5 things cheaper in #England than in #Guatemala. #Expat #UK #Advice @AHDB_DairyCo @AutoTrader_UK @mySupermarket
England is a first world country and Guatemala a third world country, but believe it or not, there are still some things that are cheaper in England.
Remember there are Q11.44 (Guatemalan Quetzal) in GBP1.00.
I hope you enjoy my top 5:
If you want to read more about Guatemalan prices go to PreciosMundi.
Have a good weekend everybody and thanks for reading.
Christmas Markets in #Guatemala and #England
Traditional Christmas food in #Guatemala and #England
Traditions: #Posadas in Guatemala and #Mistletoe in England
#Nativity scene in Guatemala and England
Best #ChristmasLights in Guatemala and England
I hope you have enjoyed!!
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