Christmas in Guatemala: Convite in San Miguel Escobar

One of the benefits of living in a small town on the outskirts of Antigua is that you run into all sorts of events that go unnoticed by those who stick exclusively to Antigua’s center. On more than one occasion we have run into festivities and carnivals that we had no idea were scheduled. AContinue reading “Christmas in Guatemala: Convite in San Miguel Escobar”

Antigua Guatemala’s Mercado: Color Everywhere!

Antigua Guatemala’s Mercado is a feast for the senses, especially if you, like me, have spent the majority of your life shopping in an air-conditioned supermarket while pleasant elevator music plays in the background. The sounds, sights, and smells are overwhelming for first-time visitors and you’ll be hard-pressed to find any sort of plastic interferingContinue reading “Antigua Guatemala’s Mercado: Color Everywhere!”

Antigua Guatemala in Color: Doors of Antigua

How much attention do you pay to doors when you’re around town? I didn’t, at least until I moved to Antigua. You see, in Antigua, because the style of construction is Spanish Colonial, it’s rare – if at all – to find big, landscaped lawns in front of houses. Gardens, luscious courtyards, and refreshing fountainsContinue reading “Antigua Guatemala in Color: Doors of Antigua”

Antigua Guatemala in Color: Walls of Antigua

I’m excited to share a brand new project I’ve been working on for a few weeks now. As you know, a couple of months ago I finished my first book “Living in Antigua Guatemala” and part of the creative process was to capture as many photographs as an I could about Antigua and its outlyingContinue reading “Antigua Guatemala in Color: Walls of Antigua”

Antigua Guatemala Patron Saint Festival

I love Guatemala celebrations because they’re fun for the family, as opposed to Holy Week celebrations, where the sheer crush of people – and pickpockets – can make the experience uncomfortable at best. ┬áPatron Saint festivals, or patronales as they’re called here, are mostly attended by the locals, giving it a different feel than tourist-attendedContinue reading “Antigua Guatemala Patron Saint Festival”