antigua

Review Yellow House Amarillo Casa, Antiqua Guatemala

Review Yellow House Amarillo Casa, Antiqua Guatemala Hostel or Hotel Name: The Yellow House Location:  1a. Calle Poniente No. 24, City center, Antigua Guatemala Telephone:  +502 7832 6646 email: yellowhouseantigua@hotmail.com Web-site: http://guatetravel.com/index.php/yellow-house-hostel.html Date stayed: 3 stays. October and November, 2013 Breakfast: A gourmet hot and cold breakfast is included Bar: No bar is available Kitchen: A small but […]

Antigua Guatemala The gem of colonial history

Antigua Guatemala The gem of colonial history Antigua is known as the gem of Guatemala.  Steeped in Mayan history, you can wander the cobblestone streets, or wander up to the vantage points on the hillsides.Arriving in Antigua after a really stressful and long day, really took its toll on me. I spent 2 days, where […]

Earth Lodge – A night sleeping in a Tree House

 Earth Lodge  –  A night sleeping in a Tree House Hostel or Hotel Name: Earth Lodge Location:  Foothills of Antigua, Guatemala – refer to web-site for details Telephone:  (+502) 5664-0713 | 4980-2564 email: earthlodge@gmail.com Web-site: http://earthlodgeguatemala.com Date stayed: November, 2013 Breakfast: Not included but available til 2 p.m. Bar: Yes Kitchen: Meals are available to purchase and are eaten in a family […]

Earth Lodge – Our first night in a Canopy Cabin

Earth Lodge  Antigua Guatemala Our first night in a Canopy Cabin in an Avocado Plantation A series of cracks, like fireworks going off woke me this a.m.  Unable to see through the canopy of trees, I raced down the path for a better look.  Darn. Too many trees. I could see volcanoes but I was […]

Toasting marshmallows on Pacaya Volcano

Toasting marshmallows on Pacaya Volcano We have been staying in Antigua for over a week already.  There is so much to do. We could stay a month! But so far we have not yet managed to see an active volcano in Central or South America.  There is always a reason we don’t get there. So […]

All Saints Day 2nd November, Antigua Guatemala

All Saints Day 2nd November, Antigua Guatemala The first weekend in November for the last 68 years, and following the Mayan Day of the Dead, comes the turn for the Spanish Catholics. We heard about this only on the day, so we grabbed two tuc-tucs and went with our friends to wait near Escula de […]

Cooking classes making Chuchitas Antigua Guatelmala

Cooking classes – making Chuchitas in Antigua Guatemala We have signed up for a cooking class. We figured it might be fun for the kids to be hands on, but it was more of a demonstration for the first part. Mary only speaks Spanish, so we had Ismael interpret for us. She took a variety of […]

Kite Festival of Sumpango Sacatepéquez Guatemala

Kite Festival of Sumpango Sacatepéquez, Antigua Guatemala  Day of the Dead We are in a group on Facebook that is for Families that permanently travel, or who spend much of their time traveling and living overseas. One of the lovely members is currently based in Guatemala, and has organised all the people passing through this […]

Halloween for an Australian boy in Antigua, Guatemala

Halloween for an Australian boy in Antigua, Guatemala Being part of a great group on Facebook for traveling families has meant we have been invited to join the local festivities for Halloween. Last year we were in LA, and as Australians were Halloween is no big deal, this will be interesting.  The ex-pat community seems […]