What Are Velaciones (Vigils) During Lent Season in Antigua Guatemala?

This month, I’ve set for myself what I think is a crazy goal. I’ll be documenting every procession, vigil and interesting event happening in and around Antigua this Lent season, as listed on the events calendar on this year’s Antigua Pocket Guide. Will I make it to every event? I sure hope so. I almostContinue reading “What Are Velaciones (Vigils) During Lent Season in Antigua Guatemala?”

Museo del Ferrocarril, Guatemala City: Railway Museum Guide

Antigua is a very nice place, but if you live with children, sometimes it can get a little boring for them around here. I’ve posted before about all things you can do with children in Antigua. Sometimes, though, a change of scenery is nice – at 45 minutes from Antigua, Guatemala City perfectly fits theContinue reading “Museo del Ferrocarril, Guatemala City: Railway Museum Guide”

Nispero Festival In San Juan Del Obispo, Guatemala

San Juan del Obispo, Guatemala, hosts a yearly¬†Festival del Nispero, which is held at the town’s main plaza. The plaza has outstanding views of the Panchoy Valley, and on a clear day, you can easily spot La Merced Church in Antigua. Because the town is on the slopes of Volcan Agua, it’s noticeably a fewContinue reading “Nispero Festival In San Juan Del Obispo, Guatemala”

Things to Do in Guatemala: Visit Theme Park IRTRA Petapa

One of the advantages Antigua Guatemala has over similar expat havens is its proximity to Guatemala City. Don’t laugh, I’m serious! It’s nice to live in a tucked-away small town like Antigua and know that big-city conveniences are an hour away, give or take a few minutes. Guatemala City (or “Guate”, as it’s often referred)Continue reading “Things to Do in Guatemala: Visit Theme Park IRTRA Petapa”

Shopping at Walmart Guatemala, PriceSmart and Cemaco

So you’re all settled in Antigua. You found a beautiful house with a courtyard overlooking Agua Volcano, or a terrace where you can catch Fuego Volcano eruptions comfortably and safely out of harm. Life is good, you’ve already figured out two or three favorite restaurants you love to frequent, everything’s new and exciting, and youContinue reading “Shopping at Walmart Guatemala, PriceSmart and Cemaco”