Three Things You Should Be Grateful for Today… But Probably Won’t Be

I’ve meant to finish this post since last week, but I’ve been busy with a few other things. ¬†Turns out this week couldn’t be more perfect, since Thanksgiving Day is in the minds of most Americans (my Canadian friends already had their Thanksgiving day, so they’re well ahead of everyone else when it comes toContinue reading “Three Things You Should Be Grateful for Today… But Probably Won’t Be”

Earth Lodge, Antigua Guatemala: Visitors Guide

One of the great things about living in Antigua Guatemala is that you can “get away from it all” by heading in almost any direction for about five minutes. Since Antigua Guatemala is located in a valley, there are a few spots in the surrounding hills that afford great views, all with free admission. There’sContinue reading “Earth Lodge, Antigua Guatemala: Visitors Guide”

Cerro de la Cruz Visitor’s Guide – Plus Stuff TripAdvisor Misses!

I’d been waiting to go up to Cerro de la Cruz (Hill of the Cross) for some time now. I wanted to show you some pictures from this gorgeous lookout point, but the rainy weather (which runs from May to October), was making a muddy mess of my plans. The best days to visit areContinue reading “Cerro de la Cruz Visitor’s Guide – Plus Stuff TripAdvisor Misses!”

Sumpango Giant Kite Festival – Barriletes Gigantes De Guatemala

November 1st, All-Saints Day in Guatemala, holds a very special meaning to its people. It seems almost everyone pours out to the cemeteries to pay a visit to the dearly departed. There are two important events on November 1st: The Giant Kite Festivals (held simultaneously in Santiago Sacatepequez and Sumpango) and the Todos Santos DrunkenContinue reading “Sumpango Giant Kite Festival – Barriletes Gigantes De Guatemala”

Santo Domingo Del Cerro, Antigua Guatemala: Visitors Guide

Santo Domingo del Cerro is quite the attraction.¬†All rolled into one, Santo Domingo del Cerro has a restaurant “Tenedor del Cerro,” two museums, art gallery, aviary, zip lines, playgrounds for kids, event facilities, and all around marvelous place to spend a lazy morning or afternoon – all for the grand price of $0. Yup, noContinue reading “Santo Domingo Del Cerro, Antigua Guatemala: Visitors Guide”