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Photos: Last days

GUATEMALA | Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | Photo Gallery

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Rio Dulce and Good-by to Guate

GUATEMALA | Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | Views [516]

For the first time ever i cut a vacation short due to the Heat and humidity and came back to my home away from home in Antigua.  Having been Antigua so long it does feel like home.  I know where everything is, I have friends to meet for coffee ... Read more >

Photos: Rio Dulce

GUATEMALA | Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Finca Ixobel

GUATEMALA | Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Flores..lake Peten Itza

GUATEMALA | Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | Photo Gallery

Small town on the lake. Beautiful sunsets over the lake
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Photos: Tikal

GUATEMALA | Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | Photo Gallery

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El Peten

GUATEMALA | Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | Views [454] | Comments [1]

I  spent this past week roaming thru the area of Guatemala called El Peten. This is the sparsely populated jungle covering northernmost area of Guatemala. Tuesday April 14 I got on a Maya de Oro overnight bus to Tikal National park. (14 hours ... Read more >

A Widowmaker for a hot water heater

GUATEMALA | Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | Views [1204]

Took some time off from picture taking.  It feels too much like being a tourist.  Had my last class with the kids in San Antonio de Aguas Calientes last week.  Always bitter sweet. Got my share of hugs to last me a while.  Hopefully ... Read more >

Photos: Virgin Mary

GUATEMALA | Sunday, 5 Apr 2015 | Photo Gallery

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Visible Faith.....

GUATEMALA | Sunday, 5 Apr 2015 | Views [485]

I was trying to find the right words to explain Lent and Holy Week in Antigua and my high school friend, Maria Cristina, gave me the words "visible faith" in a comment on Facebook. (Maria Cristina used to help me with my homework 45 years ago and I can ... Read more >

Photos: Good Friday...Crucifxion and procession

GUATEMALA | Friday, 3 Apr 2015 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Good Friday...Carpets

GUATEMALA | Friday, 3 Apr 2015 | Photo Gallery

Antigua's streets are covered with beautiful carpets.
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Photos: Holy Thursday

GUATEMALA | Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | Photo Gallery

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Enjoying Holy Week in Guate

GUATEMALA | Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | Views [527]

Holy Week is a great time to be in Antigua.  There are all the religious celebrations plus activities to entertain the tourists.  I listened to a cuban musician at La Cueva, had lunch on El Cerro overlooking Antigua, found the rum bar where ... Read more >

Photos: Holy Week in Antigua

GUATEMALA | Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | Photo Gallery

All week there are velaciones at all churches as well as procession with Christ carrying the cross. On Good Friday all procession will have Christ crucified on the Cross.
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Photos: Saida's Family

GUATEMALA | Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | Photo Gallery

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Meet Gaspar...a special young man

GUATEMALA | Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | Views [425]

Gaspar is a special young man. He is a very self-motívated 14 year old.  He is very smart, handsome, charming and always helpful.  He sits in my class of younger kids so he can practice his English.  Gaspar stays late at the ... Read more >

Lenten procession Sunday March 22

GUATEMALA | Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | Views [432]

On Sunday I got up early and walked two blocks from home to watch the Antigueños  make their carpets for this weekend's procession. These carpets are beautiful, detailed and a labor of love for families in Antigua.    Some ... Read more >

Photos: Lenten procession from San Bartolomeo

GUATEMALA | Sunday, 22 Mar 2015 | Photo Gallery

This processing starts in San Bartolomeo, a town outside Antigua. The procession goes around Antigua taking all day! The streets are covered with carpets made of sawdust, flowers, fruits and vegetables.
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Gracias a La Vida Que Me Ha Dado Tanto

GUATEMALA | Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | Views [506] | Comments [2]

Gracia a La Vida.....Thanks to life   I went to a concert last night in a very beautiful building, the old Iglesias de San Jose  The music group "Canto Bohemio"  is a Guatemalan band celebrating it's second anniversary.  ... Read more >

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