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Architecture in central Antigua  
   

Architecture in central Antigua

I love taking photos of "tunnels" like these and try to squeeze in one every time I can
Guatemala part II - Antigua and Guatemala City

January 2nd 2016
Guatemala City and Antigua The last couple of days of this vacation I spent mainly in Antigua but I also made a visit to Guatemala City. Guatemala City is the capital of Guatemala and is not really a safe place to visit. It is sad that it is so because Guatemala City is very beautiful and I would have liked to have stayed there for a while. I stayed in Antigua instead beca ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Guatemala » Capital Region » Antigua

Guatemalan Flag The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experience... ... read more
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16th March 2016

Tunnels and Collonnades
Gotta agree this one is a beauty!
17th March 2016

One of your famous, trademark 'tunnels'
Love this look down the columns--clearly you were there in a fabulous off-season when this wasn't crammed with tourists. Love your photos of the beautiful ruins, and impressed that you spent a day in Guatemala City. I was in Antigua for six weeks and never did that--I'd heard it was ugly, but your photos show some stunning architecture. I'll follow your lead and maybe stay a couple of days there. Thrilled that you got to see the volcano erupt, and good for you for climbing up to the forbidden terrace to see it. Proper adventurer!
17th March 2016

Adventurer - "old but not obsolete"
In the latest Terminator movie Arnold plays an aging Terminator and one of the commets he uses when he can't perform the way he used to is "Old, but not obsolete". I guess that applies for me too. I used to be a bit of an adventurer but nowadays the most wild thing I do is to climb up a roof of a hostel. Thanks for the nice comment. /Ake

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