Entries from November 10th, 2013

Cinco Days in Guatemala

November 10th 2013

My friend Paul sold me on Guatemala when he called it the India of Central America, alluding to the bright colors, traditional clothing and crowded yet lush cityscapes.

I went for five days and then prayed that my flight home would be cancelled so I could stay foreverrr…or at least a little bit longer. I landed in Guatemala City (a less-than-three-hour flight from Miami), headed to the old capital of Antigua then made my way to the villages and towns around Lake Atitlán.

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An aerial view of Guatemala City, the capital




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Severe earthquakes in 1773 once left Antigua abandoned; the old (flourishing-again) capital is filled with monumental ruins




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Antigua’s quiet cobblestone streets…




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…and colorful buildings and locals




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The view from a hike to Panachajel’s Tierra Linda




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Speedboats to San Pedro




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Horseback riding in San Pedro
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