Last December, I had an opportunity to travel to Guatemala for work. I was there to deliver some technical training to some local staff of a humanitarian agency who were implementing a large scale project aimed at helping the local youths secure a better future in their own country through vocational training and financial assistance.
Guatemala is a beautiful country with a very pleasant climate. I was expecting the weather to be hot and humid (it's Central America), but it turned out to be very comfortable and much cooler than I expected. On a field trip to a remote community, I was glad that someone lent me a fleece jacket. I didn't think I would need it at first, but quickly changed my mind because of the cool temperatures especially at night.
While the countryside was very scenic, I was also struck by the poverty that I witnessed. The early morning drive from the hotel to the office took me through the city and provided an opportunity for me to observe the local way of life as people were busy getting to work. Many were heading to the markets while carrying heavy loads, including children.
Below are a few photos that I managed to snap with my Moto G4+ phone on the trip. I didn't bring my camera with me since it was a short business trip and I was trying to travel as light as possible.