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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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Famous and historic casinos in Latin America

Many of the countries of Latin America have burgeoning tourism industries as the governments of these nations continue to invest in infrastructure to boost tourism. This is true for the country of Nicaragua which was often overlooked in the past. However, the country is growing with increasingly more options for travelers. Among these are casinos as developers are seeing the …

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Wandering the Cathedrals and Churches of Leon, Nicaragua

So you’re going to slide down a Nicaraguan Volcano – then you’ll need to journey from Managua to the town of Leon. It’s a pretty little place but the town is pretty spread out. Even with no urban planning, the town is very walkable – in fact I walked around the entire town in about 4 hours. In keeping with …

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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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