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The Modern Maya






The Maya represent a culture that demonstrates how tradition and technology can thrive together. This Maya woman, dressed in the traditional Mayan …




Green Gleen at Panza Verde






Photographing green is an obsession for me. There is something about the way green looks when it’s captured by camera. I will …




Where is this Sign?






Okay, so I’m going to need some help with this one. I know Rudy has an abundant sign collection and I thought …




Portal to An Ancient World






The whimsical, timeless allure of La Antigua’s colonial architecture, peacefully protected ruins and cobbled streets is a common theme of which I’ll …




No Photos of the Art Please






The warning came from behind: “Please, we’re really not supposed to be taking photos of the art here.” I had just snapped …




Luck with the Lizard






This is just one of those rare shots you get when the opportunity strikes. I was scrolling through my email when my …




Licuado Culture






Sweet. Refreshing. Natural. Licuados are one of those treats that truly define a Guatemalan experience. The blended fruit drinks can be found …




Fun for All Ages






So who’s fit to go on such a daredevil adventure of soaring like a bird? Antigua Canopy Tours assures that anyone from …




Birds-Eye View of Nature






Antigua Canopy Tours isn’t just about the unique experience of gliding… it’s about gliding through a tropical rainforest or cloud forest canopy. …




Have a Safe Flight






“The three most important factors for the canopy tour are security, a family-oriented experience and promoting nature,” Antigua Canopy Tours Manager Pascu …




Constructing a Canopy Course






“We could see the topography was just perfect,” Victor Gallo confidently asserted. Victor Gallo is the expert Antigua Canopy Tours hired to …




El Santuario






Platform One is where the “flying” begins. After a thorough explanation and demonstration of the special techniques required to properly enjoy the …




Pick Your Poison






Just how daring are you? There are two zipline circuits offered by Antigua Canopy Tours. The first is Forest Express: six distinct …




The UNIMOG Hog






What a beast. The journey of “flying through the forest” with Antigua Canopy Tours begins with a ride in the unique UNIMOG, …




Gliding Through the Treetops






Dangling like a spider on a web, he slightly rocks back and forth in his harness as he awaits the “okay” to go. At the cue, he lifts his legs, bends his knees… and takes off, plunging into a tunnel of thick, forest foliage. A whirring sound follows in close pursuit as he soars above the sloping forest floor, suspended meters – at times more than 100 meters – above the ground. To onlookers below, he looks like nothing more than a fragile doll that is somehow managing to cling to a nearly invisible cable as he races across the treetops.







Above and Beyond the Clouds






Can you have too many shots of La Antigua Guatemala’s volcanoes? I think not. This one was taken from the rooftop view …




Little Charms of LAG






Visitors can easily spot the Maya people dressed in rainbow colors weaving their way throughout the renowned colonial architecture of La Antigua …




Market Pick-Me-Up






Sweet. Juicy. Succulent. Happy. Fresh. Inviting. These are just some of the words that come to mind whenever I spy the overflowing …




Arches within Arches






Since Rudy is such a fan of framing I thought I would toss in a few framed shots of my own. Has …




The Golden Door






As you’re gazing at Enchanting Nook #1 at the Hotel Centro Colonial Antigua, spin your head around to your right and look …




The Enchanting Nook






Rudy previously called it Stairway to Heaven. I call it The Enchanting Nook. Months ago, during my first visit to La Antigua …




Watching the World Go by…






If you are a fan of people watching you are hard-pressed to find a lovelier place than La Antigua Guatemala to enjoy …




Escaping to Another Era






Michele Woodey already so eloquently described the emotions La Antigua’s ruins evoke. In her Antigua Abstracted #3 post she wrote: “These are places …




Nature’s Abstract Art…






For me, nature’s patterns are often works of abstract art, displayed before humanity in a living, outdoor gallery. These leaves are unknown …




Cuddling Couple at the Cross






I wonder if the lookout point has been dubbed “make-out point.” This couple is certainly enjoying the ambience of the hilltop vista. Can’t say I blame them…







Mayan Child of Maturity






This little girl, who looks to be no more than five-years-old, is calmly sitting by herself watching the daily activity and buzz on the cobbled street before her.