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Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala

Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala

Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala is a spectacular religious display, based on Catholic ceremonies imported by the Spanish in the 1500’s. The ceremonies begin on Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, but from Palm Sunday to Easter, there are huge processions through the streets, with […]

Travel Anecdote: That One Time, in Guatemala…

Travel Anecdote: That One Time, in Guatemala…

When we arrived in Guatemala City in March, 2009, it was sort of a series of ‘one thing after another’ sorts of incidents. Trevor’s backpack took a detour on the way down, and arrived two days after we did, necessitating a longer stay in Guatemala […]

Mayan Pyramids – Chichen Itza or Tikal?

Mayan Pyramids – Chichen Itza or Tikal?

I have traveled to Mexico and Central America on a number of occasions, now, and I have to admit, I have a certain fascination with the ancient Maya. I have visited several Maya sites with smaller ruins, as well as having gone to the Mayan […]