Guatemala is slightly smaller than the state of Tennessee. About two-thirds of the country is mountainous and volcanic, several of which are active. Guatemalan culture is rich and distinct, characterized by a fusion of Spanish and Indigenous influences.
Guatemalans value honesty, family, honor, work, and education. Most Guatemalans are gracious and eager to find humor in most situations. In Guatemalan culture, visiting friends and relatives is important. People who live close by in rural areas will often drop by unannounced.