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  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: info@casaxelaju.com (USA) 
E-mail: office@casaxelaju.com (In Guatemala)

Following are some other random links you might find useful if you want to visit Guatemala.

http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/volc_tour/guat/guat_pg1.html

http://www3.quetzalnet.com/quetzalnet/

http://www.webpres.com/quetzalnet/newswatch/ (dead link 2002)

http://webusers.anet-dfw.com/~vinnie/index.html (dead link 2002)

http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/volc_tour/guat/guat_pg1.html

http://www.tradepoint.org.gt/index.html

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 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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