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House Sitting

House Sitting

| April 8, 2014 | 5 Comments

How to get a house sitting gig in Antigua or anywhere by Akaisha and Billy Kaderli Those of us who live in La Antigua Guatemala know its splendid offerings: photo opportunities everywhere, Mayan culture, great weather, international restaurants, music, amicable residents and natural beauty. Still, on occasion one might want to go to the beach […]

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Discovering Passion in Guatemala

Discovering Passion in Guatemala

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

  by Sri Ram Kaa and Kira Raa Passion! A word that evokes many differing images with diverse expressions of the experience. April is the month in Guatemala where passion ignites its richness with a cacophony of events, emotions and experiences that are here for you to discover. When we live from our passion we […]

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Why does La Antigua celebrate St. James’ Day?

Why does La Antigua celebrate St. James’ Day?

| July 1, 2011 | 2 Comments

The tradition dates to 1543 when the conquistadors named the community Santiago de Guatemala (St. James of Guatemala) after the apostle who was the conquerors’ patron saint and is the patron saint of Spain today. His feast day is July 25. Celebrations in what is now La Antigua Guatemala have been exciting over the centuries, […]

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Handel’s Messiah

| November 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

The annual performance of Handel’s Messiah will be held on Nov. 30 at the National Theatre in Guatemala City and on Dec. 1 at Casa Santo Domingo in La Antigua. Both performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from this year’s performance will benefit Comité de Becas Mary Sue, which provides scholarships to needy children […]

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Sensuous Guatemala: Semana Santa

Sensuous Guatemala: Semana Santa

| April 1, 2009 | 2 Comments

Colorful carpets, thumping bands, pungent odors, rich tastes, thick crowds—through the Lenten season, into Palm Sunday and Semana Santa, Holy Week, all five senses are overwhelmed in every Guatemalan city and village, but nowhere more than in La Antigua Guatemala with its colonial traditions and frequent processions. Intricate floral designs, forming colorful alfombras, carpets, are […]

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La Antigua is No. 1 Destination Among UK Travelers

La Antigua is No. 1 Destination Among UK Travelers

| March 1, 2009 | 3 Comments

La Antigua Guatemala has been named the top city overall in the Wanderlust Travel Awards 2009, based on the votes of some 3,000 travelers. Wanderlust is a leading magazine for adventure travelers in the United Kingdom. Placing second was Kyoto, Japan, followed by Boston, USA. The previous first-place destination, Luang Prabang, Laos, was knocked down […]

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This is no Caribbean Island

This is no Caribbean Island

| February 1, 2009 | 15 Comments

That which we call La Antigua Guatemala by any other name would enchant us just the same This is a BIG controversy—this is a petty controversy. For reasons unknown, many people within the English-speaking community do not use the official name La Antigua Guatemala. Maybe it’s because the formal name is too long, or the […]

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Humble Beginnings

Humble Beginnings

| October 1, 2008 | 1 Comment

The Story of the Ruins of San Jerónimo The spacious, bright and well-kept flowered lawn of the San Jerónimo ruins at the north end of Alameda Santa Lucía welcomes visitors to the site of a school that functioned barely four years and closed with five students. In Colonial Architecture of Antigua, Sidney Markman wrote, “Very […]

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10 Delicious Desserts in Antigua

10 Delicious Desserts in Antigua

| September 1, 2008 | 2 Comments

(in no particular order) Dessert de la Casa (sweet cinnamon-flavored nachos) Monoloco 5a av. sur #6, interior 5 TRES LECHES Quesos y Vinos 1a calle poniente #1 CAPPUCHINO PIE Cafe Condesa West side of Central Park, inside La Casa del Conde TIRAMISU Capt. Bry’s El Pescador Italiano 3a av. norte #1-B CHONGOS ZAMORANOS Fridas 5a […]

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What the Future Brings

| September 1, 2008 | 0 Comments

The Panchoy Valley is made up of several municipalities in the Guacalate River basin, including La Antigua, Jocotenango, Ciudad Vieja, Santo Domingo Xenacoj and Sumpango. Have you ever wondered what La Antigua and its surrounding areas would be like 50 years from now? Most of the dreamers picture it as a prosperous area, full of […]

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