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Travel - Guatemala

Guatemala is home to the latest Survivor castaways for the next 39 days of intense competition. Find out everything you need to know about this country, where volcanoes are the highest and most active, and earthquakes are the most devastating.

Guatemala - Where Is It?

Guatemala is located in Central America, bordering the North Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Honduras (Caribbean Sea). It's surrounded by Mexico, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador, and is just slightly smaller than Tennessee. The country consists of three main regions - the cool highlands with the heaviest population, the tropical area along the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, and the tropical jungle in the northern lowlands, which is known as the Petén.

Guatemala - A Brief History

During the first millenium A.D., the Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala. After nearly three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821, but then experienced many different military and civilian governments, as well as a 36-year guerrilla war, the longest civil war in Latin American history. In 1996, the government signed a peace agreement ending the conflict, which had left more than 100,000 people dead and created over one million refugees.

Guatemala - Survivor Guatemala

In host Jeff Probst's words, the 11th season of Survivor is the toughest one yet. It takes place among the ancient Mayan ruins and ceremonial sites in the harsh jungles of northern Guatemala. The 16 contestants, divided into Nakum and Yaxha tribes, are currently dealing with excruciating triple-digit heat, relentless mosquitoes and crocodile-infested waters as they try to "Outwit, Outplay and Outlast" each other in hopes of winning the $1 million prize. Stay tuned to see who takes the ultimate Survivor title this season!

Guatemala - Did U Know?

  • The country's official name is the Republic of Guatemala.
  • Guatemalan currency is the Quetzal (Q).
  • Though the official language is Spanish, it's not universally understood among the indigenous population, who still speak various Mayan languages.
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Where Are These Mayan Ruins Located?

  • Guatemala City, Guatemala.
  • Mixco, Guatemala.
  • Tikal, Guatemala.
  • Villa Nueva, Guatemala.

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AnnaOfExquizurd
(So, along with being a fanfiction of  The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time , this story is an attempt at a [character] x reader thing, with Duana representing the reader. It'll be Sheik x reader, but... well, you'll see how it works in the story. There'll be plenty of action and people-hitting to go 'round during it, and the buildup to the ship will be gradual. I promise that things that happen in parts 1-3 aren't necessarily terrible attempts at showing affection. I'm not sure how long it'll go, but it'll have at least ten parts of varying length. At the moment, I have four parts done, but I'll not be posting twice in a day. Feel free to voice any ideas or opinions through comments/PM! If you don't like it, I'd appreciate  constructive criticism , not a rant. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the story!) Part One A Man and a Lyre [Image courtesy of some random person on the Internet. Taken from Google Images.] Duana’s eyes snapped open. A forest. But her last memory was… of being cut into by a Thief's scimitar and falling… in the desert . Was this death? She grunted; attempted getting up. Failed. The nausea finally registered, and the trees spun about her vision. But she couldn’t go unconscious. The king’s forces could be anywhere. Duana would be easy pickings if she was unconscious and they happened to stumble upon her. A second attempt at rising succeeded, and she tightly gripped a tree, sagging against it as the spinning intensified, and she nearly vomited. Slowly, it faded, and she became alert again. She stood upright, looking around; scanning for signs of movement. Her sharp, red eyes at first saw nothing, then noticed a slight trembling of some undergrowth. Duana tensed, but knew she wouldn’t put up much of a fight--regardless of whether she actually fought or decided to run. Promptly, the swaying increased, and then the bushes parted… and a figure came into sight, heading straight towards Duana… ...with the red eye and tear on the navy blue tunic he wore. His eyes were also red, and his ears were pointed. The symbol was the symbol of Duana’s own race; a people trained in shadow and dedicated to protecting the royal family as well as their country, but who had failed miserably in it. Duana gasped in relief, releasing the tension. “I was so paranoid that you were someone working for Ganondorf….” The young man, a fellow Sheikah, tilted his head and frowned. “Ganondorf? He was exiled two decades ago.” “Wha…?” “Nabooru, Sage of Spirit, is now temporarily serving as the Gerudo queen until the next male is born. How do you not know this?” “I….” He peered at her. “What tribe are you from?” “Kakariko.” For a few seconds, he remained staring silently, his face unreadable. “What is your name? And who is your father?” “Duana. My father is Alechjo.” “Alechjo… he doesn’t have a daughter named Duana.” “What… what tribe are you from, then? What is your name?” He paused, drawing himself from thought. “Sheik, son of Geron, of Kakariko. You seem discombobulated. Are you alright?” Duana smiled. Her lips parted to say something, but another wave of nausea slammed into her. It felt like a punch, and she lurched, but the tree kept her upright. “I’m sure you’re not alright,” Sheik firmly said. As he dug through a pouch on his belt, Duana then noticed the lyre peeking around him, held in place on his back by a leather strap running across his chest in a diagonal line. Some of his blond hair escaped a ponytail a few inches long, hanging around his face as it was bent to see inside the pouch.
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My birthday is February 22nd :)
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i think people can be whatever they want its a free country
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October 16th!!!   :D
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