I (Mike Baird) visited Guatemala with my brother Jim Baird and his son Corey Baird (my
nephew) from 07 September 1996 to 22 September 1996. The center of our trip was a great
Spanish language school "Casa de Espanol Xelaju" in Quetzaltenango - known as
CEX. The staff there is outstanding. Visit their web pages to see what they have to offer.
The school has a strong community service focus. See http://www.casaxelaju.com (this
is a new url in 1998) for CEX registration and program information. Juan Carlos was the
Web Master there.
See http://www.casaxelaju.com/voces/archive/vols1to4/voces4a3.htm for a school newsletter, with good past information on the community they serve.
Contact info: Casa Xelaju see http://www.casaxelaju.com
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (USA)
E-mail: email@example.com (In Guatemala)
Following are some other random links you might find useful if you want to visit Guatemala.
http://www.webpres.com/quetzalnet/newswatch/ (dead link 2002)
http://webusers.anet-dfw.com/~vinnie/index.html (dead link 2002)
Learning the Spanish Language (Thanks to K-12 teacher Angela [at} k12teachermail d o t com for this most useful link!)
University Languages: Spanish (Thanks to teacher "Deb" for this most useful link)
http://www2.ucsc.edu/~pangolin/Xela/index.htm (dead link 2002)
The following thumbnail photos are from our trip (a couple photos may be from other sources). Click on any one to view a much larger version. All the photos together are about 10MB. You can't compress beauty too much. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did. Feel free to use them as you wish. Sorry, they are only in alphabetical order by photo name, but the names are pretty self describing. Mike Baird
Gumercinda Aguilar [Mother of [sponsored child Ana (Fabiola) Sutuj Aguilar]
[Father] Ismael Sutuj LÚpez, [sponsored
12/10/01 Contribute to Ana Fabiola Sutuj Aguilar's Education Account
Go back to Mike Baird Home