I crossed into Bethel, Guatemala from Frontera Corozal, Mexico, which marks the beginning of a long and dangerous journey for Central American immigrants headed for the USA. Though unavoidable, spending many hours in transportation on “Chicken Buses” is an excellent way of exploring the Guatemalan terrain. At the backdrop of three volcanoes, Antigua has a spectacular horizon, impressive handcrafts’ markets and great coffee! Lake Atitlan’s stunning natural beauty and its several villages are home to a staggering number of foreign communities living in Guatemala. Xela is Guatemala’s youthful and energetic city. Climbing Chicabal, a highly fascinating volcano, with Higinio, my Guatemalan guide, was an amazing cultural trip filled with indigenous myths and fables.