Guatemala

 
 

Though ravaged by earthquakes and political infighting, the indigenous peoples in this country have not largely been affected by the large numbers of tourists that descend there annually.  It is almost as if they know that their lives, though simpler and more deeply family and community-oriented than ours, have more fullness and depth.  The richness of ritual and ancient beliefs that even the numerous fundamentalist churches have not been able to change is a testament to their connection to their culture and their land.