Is Antigua Guatemala Safe To Visit After Volcan De Fuego’s Eruption?

In the past few days, quite a few readers have been sending me emails expressing their worries about traveling to Guatemala. The questions usually go like this: “Hey Rich, I (or ‘my son/daughter’) will be traveling to Guatemala soon. Will they be safe despite the recent eruptions of Volcan de Fuego and/or Pacaya Volcano?” Wait…Continue reading “Is Antigua Guatemala Safe To Visit After Volcan De Fuego’s Eruption?”

Fuego Volcano Eruption In Guatemala: How To Help

Sunday morning, on June 4, Fuego Volcano began rumbling like thunder and erupting with great columns of ash, both seen and heard from miles away. This was not unusual, as Fuego is an active volcano – eruptions like the one on Sunday morning seemed a bit stronger than most, but nothing particularly worrisome. But onContinue reading “Fuego Volcano Eruption In Guatemala: How To Help”

Convento de Las Capuchinas, Antigua Guatemala: Visitors Guide

Iglesia y Convento de Las Capuchinas is one of Antigua Guatemala’s most visited ruins and a popular wedding venue. It recently made international news as the stage for the union between American actors Dulé Hill and Jazmyn Symon. Learn the history and visiting information for this interesting attraction. View this post on Instagram A postContinue reading “Convento de Las Capuchinas, Antigua Guatemala: Visitors Guide”

Holy Week Museum, Antigua Guatemala: Visitors Guide

Are you visiting Antigua Guatemala and are bummed out you won’t be here for the world-famous Holy Week celebrations? No worries! The next best thing you can do to experience it is to stop by the “Museo de las Tradiciones de Semana Santa Sor Juana de Maldonado“! Which, by the way, I’ll refer to asContinue reading “Holy Week Museum, Antigua Guatemala: Visitors Guide”

Guatemala Carnival: Cascarones, Pica Pica And Parades

While shopping at the Mercado in Antigua, you might come across stands selling painted eggshells, similar to Easter eggs. These colorful eggs are known as “cascarones”. Next to the eggs, you’ll typically see bags of bright confetti (pica pica). Cascarones (eggshells) Pica pica (confetti) The eggshells are filled with confetti and their sole purpose is to beContinue reading “Guatemala Carnival: Cascarones, Pica Pica And Parades”