We've enjoyed having Antigua as our "home base" for the past five weeks while we've travelled about this region of Guatemala, and northward. But we're heading to the big city, and hoping to make it as far as the Caribbean coast.
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Well, I talked, they listened. The parrots and macaws talked to me, saying "Hola! Hola!" It was interesting, it was fun, and it was sort of sad as well. The animals are well taken care of, but I'd rather see them wild and free. This area wa... Read more
We're staying in Santa Elena, up in northern Guatemala, right on Lake Peten. We came up to see the Mayan city of Tikal, one of the largest Mayan cities yet uncovered. I love visiting ancient buildings and cities, seeing what humans created eon... Read more
It was a cold and rainy Sunday. I can only read for so long. So I joined another truffle making workshop. And was named sous chef by our chocolatier, Orlando.
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We seem to be surrounded by volcanoes here in Guatemala - one of them is smoking and sending out ash. Ah well, at least it isn't rumbling and spewing lava. Though I've never seen that, it might be kind of exciting. From a distance, of course.... Read more
I don't normally post links from other fitness websites, but this one resonated with me. People who lose weight have some things in common. I have to admit, I haven't stuck to all of these, but we all know these make a difference:
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The thunder is beginning, but I want to just add today's post. We leave Panajachel tomorrow, and head back to Antigua before we head north to the jungles.
It's chilly tonight in the Guatemalan highlands - but there have been amazing views ... Read more
I washed Dad's hat, which has been travelling with us for 2.5 years, and gave it a new hatband. The hat appreciates it, and had fun on his trip to the lake today.
Plus I took photos of cute shoeshine boys, and a lady in a store where we bo... Read more
So we're in this little motorized launch, crossing the deepest lake in Central America. And our boat captain gets in a fight with another boat captain. Other guy boards our boat, like a pirate! We end up drifting as they push and shove and ar... Read more
There are little treasures hidden around each corner, old buildings that are still standing, and equally old ruins that are half standing. Colorful clothes on people, colorful buildings all around. Emotional statues, happy children.
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Wow, we've been in the town of Antigua Guatemala for three and a half days and this place is wonderful! Colorful, busy, and it seems as if something is always happening! People are friendly, the textiles are incredible. Flowers everywhere!!! ... Read more
My Spark friends know that my DH and I retired, sold most of our belongings, and hit the road almost four years ago. We're just travelling the world and doing all the things we've always wanted to do.
Of course, that means rarely cooking s... Read more
We had a quick eleven days in Peru, warming up after being in Santiago, and while we figured out where to head next.
The nice thing about revisiting a place is that we can relax and enjoy the places we like best, without trying to fit in t... Read more
We had such a fabulous time on Easter Island - one of the things to do is to watch sunrise at Ahu Tongariki, the platform on the east side of the island. Dramatic, beautiful, and amazing stars on our drive over there!
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We are so blown away by Rapa Nui - this island is amazing! Not only that it's over 2000 miles (3600 or so km) from anywhere. The culture. The history. The moai, which are one of the most awe-inspiring sights! Just absolutely incredible, the... Read more