Trip to Guatemala - September 1996
Viaje a Guatemala- el Septiembre de 1996

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 (this is a new url in 1998) for CEX registration and program information. Juan Carlos was the Web Master there.
See for a school newsletter, with good past information on the community they serve.

Contact info: Casa Xelaju  see 
E-mail: (USA) 
E-mail: (In Guatemala)

Following are some other random links you might find useful if you want to visit Guatemala. (dead link 2002) (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) (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 child]
  Ana (Fabiola) Sutuj Aguilar,  [Mother]
Gumercinda Aguilar

guatemala-relief.jpg (134582 bytes)

12/10/01 Contribute to Ana Fabiola Sutuj Aguilar's Education Account 

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