Archive for the ‘San Juan del Obispo’ Category
In case you didn’t know, on Thursday night we had rain falling in Guatemala which caused most peaks above 3,700 meters to acquire cap of snow; by the way, that’s 12,200 feet for those of you who still live in a place where the metric system is not in place yet. The skies around Antigua Guatemala were full of clouds which prevented most people from actually seeing this rare weather event; however, I was able to capture a few pictures of the snow-capped peaks of Acatenango and Fuego volcanoes. Come back tomorrow to take a look at this strange event; snow on the mountain peak of a tropical country.
As I have mentioned before because of the high levels of humidity around Antigua Guatemala, people have to paint their walls often, sometimes in a yearly basis. Not every time walls get painted they use the same color and after so many years when the paint peels, you get the gorgeous texture where the different colors peek through. The National Council for the Protection of Antigua Guatemala recommends that people use limestone-based paints because they allow the walls to breath. The limestone-based paints have shine, similar to pearls, so that is how you get some incredible colors as light changes through the day.
Oh there’s nothing like Sunday morning stroll around San Juan del Obispo. The plaza right in front of the parish is such a delightful place, with its trees, benches and fountain. If you bring a book and a hot and delicious cup of coffee; you’re are set for pleasant time. Honest, I wish you were here.
No hay nada tan agradable como una camina por San Juan del Obispo un domingo por la mañana. La plazuela justo enfrente de la parroquia es extremadamente acogedora con sus árboles, bancas y fuente. Si uno trae un buen libro y una taza de delicioso café, casi es garantizado que se la pasará bien. Honestamente, me gustaría que estuvieras aquí.
I am sorry to be sharing so many photos which basically brags about the wonderful weather we are experiencing in Antigua Guatemala. Well not really, I mean I am not sorry. However, I am sharing these photos with you, so that must count for something, right? So, it you want to scape the cold and bitter winter of the U.S. and Canada, be assured you will be welcome in our warm, sunny and enchanting Antigua Guatemala. What are you waiting to book your flight with Kayak or Expedia?
This photo was taken around the basket ball court of the public school of San Juan del Obispo shown a few days ago in AntiguaDailyPhoto.
At the University of Michigan I came across this summary of why PE is so important:
It is a known fact that physical activity improves overall health. Not only does it improve circulation, increase blood flow to the brain, and raise endorphin levels, which all help to reduce stress, improve mood and attitude, and calm children, physically active students may also achieve more academically.
I would also add the fun factor which is probably the only thing one cares about physical education in school, wouldn’t you agree?