Monthly Archives: September 2015

Mayan ruins, colorful birds, and “baleada belly” in Honduras

April 2015 What springs to mind when you think of Honduras…? If Mayan ruins, colorful macaws, and epic scuba diving do not come to mind, I hope that after this post and the next, they will be among the first images evoked when you hear “Honduras” in the future.After a cramped shuttle ride, an uneventful […]
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Majesty behind the walls: All about Antigua, Guatemala

April 2015 Quakes that wrote and rewrote history Antigua’s history is fraught with tales of natural destruction and man’s perseverance to rebuild in the aftermath. Spanish conquistadores reached the region by the mid-1500s, subjugating an already broken Mayan empire. Despite a series of destructive mudslides and earthquakes that devastated the city, Antigua (then called Santiago) […]
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Celebrating Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala

April 2015 We’d been cruising outside US waters for nearly four months but had spent almost no time exploring inland. In mid-February we’d decided not to cross the Pacific this season, in large part because we knew we’d later regret shortchanging our time this part of the world. It was our adventure, and we could […]
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