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Renting a house in Lake Atitlan … if you’re in Panajachel.

If you’re in Guatemala for any extended period of time, a visit to Panajachel is a “must-do”. Panajachel, or “Pana” as it is widely known is a small town on the North shore of Lake Atitlán and along with Antigua is the other major tourism areas in Guatemala. Lake Atitlán is a volcanic crater lake and definitely the deepest lake …

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Wednesday Photo Nights #21 : Meet and Greet at Fridas in Antigua

As part of the wedding week, we did our second Meet and Greet at Fridas, which is a very popular bar on Arc Street in Antigua. If you’re going drinking in Antigua, it’s almost inevitable that one night will be dedicated to eating or drinking on Arc Street … it’s Antigua’s most touristy strip. It’s also where you go for …

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Foodie Porn … Wedding Tastings in Antigua Guatemala

Prepping for a wedding is just a steaming, stinking pile of stress. When one plans a ridiculous one week adventure wedding in a different country, you’re going to run into a lot of issues that require resolution. Combine this with someone who is ridiculously particular about his food and this generally leads to some type of disaster. If you think …

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Why I love Meson Panza Verde … Part 2 and 3

Avid readers of my blog have sent notes/tweets about my review of Meson Panza Verde in Antigua, Guatemala. It’s the place that made me decide that I should have my wedding in Antigua, Guatemala. Well that and I wanted Ignacio Boreli to play salsa and meringue at my wedding. We ended up taking the entire family … hers/mine to have …

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Wednesday Photo Nights #18 : What to do in Santiago Atitlán?

What to do in Santiago Atitlán in 3 hours? From the first 2 posts about Santiago Atitlán … How to get to Santiago Atitlán How to find Maximón and why he should have been a Trini god. You should be wondering what there is to do in this town … so here’s a synopsis of what to do in Santiago …

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How do I get to Santiago Atitlán?

When you’re thinking about visiting Santiago Atitlán, you have figure out “How do I get to Santiago Atitlán?”. Here are the five ways I found to get there … but doing a day trip from Guatemala City would be the least palatable option unless you have Maximón in your car. Private Car: You can drive here in your own car. If …

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Maximón should be a Trini God …

Religion is ever present, in all different forms around the world. In Trinidad, we have our own beliefs, but in travelling to Santiago Atitlán, a Trini should be prepared for two things Some decent craft shopping Meeting Maximón. Maximón (pronounced Mah-SHEE-moan) or San Simón, or whatever other local name he’s called, has about 15 to 20 shrines or santuarios, which …

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