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Flying over Antigua Guatemala






Flying through the air you can see all through the valley at Antigua Canopy Tours which is located at Finca Filadelfia. Seven …




Arch Street Marimba Music






Every Saturday and Sunday the city closes 5a avenida norte, better known as Calle del Arco, to all traffic. Only allowing people …




Beat of the Street






As I was walking I could hear the sounds of a drum line. To my surprise it was an all girl school …




Walking with God






As this priest walked through the streets of Antigua you could see him praying as he went. It was a refreshing feeling …




Secluded Sunday Lunch Surprise






On sundays there is a restaurant open on the top of the mountain within Finca Filadelfia. The food is delicious, and the …




Plaza del Apóstol Santiago






The Plaza del Apóstol Santiago is located a few hundred meters from the Cerro de la Cruz mirador (look out point). It is easy to miss it if you don’t know it is there. In the middle of the plaza you’ll find the monument to Saint James Apostle.

On July 25 La Antigua Guatemala celebrates the Saint James Apostle Day with all kinds of festivities.







It’s Canícula Time






C’est la canicule ! ¡Es la canícula! It’s the dog days! Call it what you want, but canícula even though elsewhere it …




Window Gardens






In other places of the world, windows are just windows. In La Antigua Guatemala windows are shop displays, gardens, pet spots, plant …




Las Conchas Sign






This is a follow up to the Pearls and Pans and Don’t Put All Your Eggs In One Basket posts where I …




Book Fair at Main Plaza






As every year, there’s a book fair as part of the festivities of Santiago, Saint James, La Antigua Guatemala’s patron saint. As …




Isabel La Catolica Monument






I am sure most people in La Antigua Guatemala don’t know about this monument or its location. In fact, this monument gives …




Concrete Bench






Do all local governments tag or label every public work they execute? I ask because this is something I never noticed before …




Second floor or Mezzanine






As I mentioned before in Casa Antigüeña: The Attic, the building codes in La Antigua Guatemala prohibit new construction of two-story houses …




Rainy Season Vista: Bandera






The commonly used expression, “Those who ignore history are bound (or doomed) to repeat it” is actually a mis-quotation of the original …




Business In A Basket






The basket business could easily be another series about the ambulant food vendors who make a living selling all kinds food from …




Photo Session at Parque Central






Parque Central, as we informally call the Plaza Mayor (Main Plaza), is among the favorite photo session locations in La Antigua Guatemala. …




Colorful Circus Bar Sign






I found this colorful sign at the entrance of El Jaulón building, just one block east of Parque Central. I am sure …




Guatemalan Slang: Chilero






Today we open a new category that was long overdue: Guatemalan Slang. I mean we have seen some of the slang used …




Roofed Patio Dining Area






Who says you can not enjoy the patio dining areas during the rainy season? It is a good thing that most restaurants …




Coin-operated Payphone






Perhaps, coin-operated public phone booths have a better chance than pre-paid card operate public phones. Too bad there are not too many …