Tag: Guatemala

I’ve decided that when you party like a Guatemalan, rum is involved. How much rum depends on your ability to consume it. For me, that means not much! The last couple of times that I’ve been to Antigua, I had a drink or “two” with Vidal, my bad influence! 🙂 He likes his octavos, or 1/8 liter of rum. Originally, I had planned to see Día de los Muertos, which is on November 1st; instead, I decided to party with…

Well, though it was possible that some chickens could have shown up, I’m not sure that there would have been room on the bus for them, but maybe! On November 1st, I went to party with the Guatemalans … this is not that story, though. 🙂 This is the getting to and from the party. Vidal, my teacher lives about 2 miles away from Antigua, in a pueblo called Pastores. He, and my good buddy, Julian, his son, rode into…

Each and every morning I got up and walked the streets of Antigua. Antigua is not a large city by any means; it’s about 1K on a side, or about 6/10 of a mile. I would walk around the perimeter than snake my way through the streets to get my 5 miles. Each morning from 6 until about 7:30, I was walking. I got to see some of the same people each morning … more familiar strangers, but not all…

Well, folks, I’m back. I just spent the last 3 weeks in Antigua, Guatemala. But, Paul! Didn’t you just go to Antigua this summer with your niece, Kayla??? Good memory! I did! I had planned to return and spend a month sharpening up my Spanish skills, maybe taking some more lessons, etc. However, I modified that plan, decided on 3 weeks, no lessons, and an Air B&B home stay. That was a very good plan and I had lots of…

In yesterday’s post, I featured a picture of this car and Cedric wanted to know the story. Well, this shot was taken in Antigua Guatemala on Cerro de la cruz, or, The Hill of the Cross. On this particular day, there were quite a few people there. One of my fellow students, Meghan, and I walked up to the top of the hill. According to my FitBit, about 34 stories. Not too bad. While we were up there, we noticed…

I’m on an old version of the iPhone … well, old version as far as technology is concerned, iPhone 6. I know! Prehistoric. During my time in Guatemala, I took about 1/4 of the pictures with the iPhone. As I look through them, and others that I’ve taken with that phone, I’m impressed. They seem to be very sharp, have good color, and all that I can ask for. The featured image, a picture of the falls in Falls Park…

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