Friday, October 28, 2005


Somewhat mis-cued CNN piece yesterday on how Guatemala has "shed its bloodstained reputation", that refuses to confront the irony that Latin America's war-zones have become much more dangerous places for visitors since the locals stopped systematically fighting each other.

The fact that Antigua's name even means old is obviously a key draw for the more discerning gringo visitor!

After Hurricane Stan Panajachel must surely have enhanced its reputation as a "scruffy beachfront town". Beta not go there right now.