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Living and Teaching English in Guatemala - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Guatemala is one of the most visited countries in Latin America as it boasts exciting natural landscape, a fascinating culture and welcoming locals.
The demand for qualified English language teachers is also very strong in Guatemala, making it a great place to start an exciting EFL career.
This guide covers all you need to know before leaving for Guatemala, including recommended vaccinations, the best places to see in the country, the best time to travel in Guatemala, as well as local food and tipping culture.
As Guatemala is a Spanish speaking country, we also recommend having a look at the Spanish language section before you leave.
When traveling to Guatemala, be sure to have a valid passport and check up on your routine vaccinations. It is also recommended to get vaccinations against typhoid and malaria.
Guatemala is a great place to explore Mayan ruins, hike volcanic trails and visit coffee plantations.
Spanish is the official language so it’s a great idea to practice some basic words and phrases before your trip.
Also be sure to order some local food, such as Chile rellenos, empanadas, tamales or tapado stew.
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