Tag: Tourism

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…

Well, not really, but pretty darn close. Both taken with the same camera, but on different days, different times. One taken at 6:30 AM, the other at 7:00. One at 35 mm, the other at 24 mm. Kind of outlines the importance, for me, to visit the same place multiple times. You never know when the light will be your favor!

On the first full day that we were in Guatemala, a Sunday, Kayla and I were sitting on the upper porch, or veranda. I was enjoying the view. From my vantage point, all that I could see were tropical plants, including a couple of lime trees in the courtyard, a papaya tree, corn, and a pomegranate tree … all right there from my little bench. To the back of the bench was a wall. If you walked a few feet…

Well, sometimes you just can’t get the shot! Nope! 😀

Well, the title is a tiny bit misleading, though not entirely. 🙂 The Guatemalans were very accepting of U.S. Dollars; however, they had to be in good condition. If they were torn in the slightest, had little bit missing off of the corner, or anything imperfect about them, they wouldn’t accept them. When I tried to pay for my classes at the school and my home stay, I plopped down 3 Benjamins ($100 bills – Ben Franklin on the front)…