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Ceramic and pottery shopping in San Antonio Guatemala

If you’re in Panajachel, Guatemala … you might want to take a side trip up a volcano or even do some hiking. For me, I was mostly content to eat pizza and hang out enjoying my view. However … if you do happen to get a little tired of the spectacular view, unlimited rum and cokes and stone oven pizza …

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Wednesday Photo Nights #12 : Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala

One of the best travelling presents you can ever get on the road, is stumbling into a festival or event, that you had no idea of. For the the past 7 days in Antigua, the primary objective of my life (and the woman’s) was going through tons of tastings, venues and details with a wedding planner. Fortunately, in booking this …

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Antigua, Guatemala Travel Tips

From the last couple times I’ve been, here are couple notes about Antigua that should help, when planning a visit: The main plaza is beautiful.  Like many Latin American cities, the zocalo is the hub of all of the action – but unlike many other place, the zocalo in Antigua has FREE WI-FI!! Beat that!! Since we’re chatting about that …

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Another installment of eating in Antigua … Jardin Bavaria Antigua

This week of wedding tastings has been a bit obscene on our waistlines. I’m officially a little tired of eating. Here was the “eatathon” I had to endure today … Breakfast at home = Can of Dukal frijoles! This is awesome …unless you hate frijoles. Wedding tasting at Kolibri restaurant Coffee and breakfast for dinner at Fernando’s You would assume …

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Flaming Love Shot …. Espress Arte Cafe in Antigua, Guatemala

Once you’re in Guatemala, it seems that you automatically need to become a coffee expert, since everyone else is. It seems that if you’re not somewhat knowledgeable about the 8 different coffee regions in Guatemala, how altitude affects the maturation of the coffee cherry which then affects the acidity and bouquet of the resultant coffee bean … then you don’t …

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Wednesday Photo Nights #12 : Scenes from Antigua

Antigua, Guatemala is definitely one of those old looking, rustic, classic places that never goes out of style. Wandering around, you’ll be amazed at the number of ruins that you’re going to stumble upon and how accessible they are. It makes photography extremely easy … one will always have interesting subjects to photograph.

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Good morning from Guatemala City …

I really like the location of the Westin Camino Real here in Guatemala City. It’s definitely a safe location here in the center of the city. The last time we were here, we had a great suite on the executive floor (9th floor), but as a tip for those not staying on a high floor : Do ask for rooms …

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Wandering through Mercado de San Lucas

When you’re travelling, you’ll always find that the main tourist thoroughfare will be overpriced in comparison to the local haunts. Antigua is no different from any other tourist place – the only difference is that the overall price is still so low, that tourists from North America/Europe/Australia really don’t care. For those visiting Antigua, Guatemala – I do suggest that …

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