Mayan Trouble Dolls of Guatemala: Setting

Nestled between Mexico, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador, sits the lush country of Guatemala. Guatemala means "land of many trees." Farming is possible year round since there is so much volcanic activity that the land itself is kept warm from the inside. In this tiny country, not much larger than New York State, there are 19 active volcanoes! Since this land has been home to the native Mayans for over 4000 years, it is also called Mundo Maya (Maya World).