Letter from the Editor, November 2012
As the crisp winds blow down through Guatemala and lift the kites of All Saints’ Day high into the sky, they also herald the end of rainy season (although this year it was not a bad one at all), meaning there is no longer an excuse to stay indoors. So get out there and see what’s happening. Our calendars are full of activities to enjoy, including a Julian Marley concert. For someone whose teenage soundtrack was sung almost entirely by Bob Marley, I can’t help but get excited about this! Once you’re out on the streets, you’ll also notice a healthy number of new restaurants and cafés have opened up around town. Turn to our Restaurant Listings on page 72 to find some new names, and go check them out! I know I’ve found a few new favorites.
November is also a great time to head to the Pacific Coast of Guatemala. It’s sunny and warm and the sunsets are spectacular, but those aren’t the only reasons. It’s also sea turtle nesting season, which means you have the unique opportunity to see these endangered creatures crawl from the sea and lay their eggs. You can even help release baby turtles into the sea from a local hatchery. To find out more about these majestic animals and some of the efforts being taken to protect them, turn to page 100 and read the article “Community Initiatives to Save Sea Turtles.”