Views of Agua Volcano, Antigua, Guatemala

Agua Volcano dominates the southern skyline from the city of Antigua, Guatemala. With the city’s streets on an easy to navigate grid, Agua serves as a constant reminder of which direction you’re headed in the city. So here are some views of Agua — sometimes behind clouds, sometimes from city streets, and most often fromContinue reading “Views of Agua Volcano, Antigua, Guatemala”

Colors of Antigua, Guatemala

What stands out when walking around Antigua, Guatemala, are the many colors on the sides of buildings and walls that line the city streets. Here are a few of them. What stands out when walking around Antigua, Guatemala, are the many colors on the sides of buildings and walls that line the city streets. HereContinue reading “Colors of Antigua, Guatemala”

Photos: Travels in Guatemala: Lake Atitlán

One of the biggest tourist draws in Guatemala is in the highlands, Lake Atitlán, and the many towns that surround it. We stayed over night in Panajachel and then, led by a tour guide from Guatemala City, we took a boat to visit three towns: Santa Catarina, San Antonio and Santiago.

Travels in Guatemala: Chichicastenango

I spent most of my visit to Guatemala in Antigua, which you can see and read about here, but I also took trips to other parts of the country. All these trips were put together Walter, the owner of the Don Quijote Travel Agency in Antiuga Guatemala. Here’s Walter’s van to the right. Our tripContinue reading “Travels in Guatemala: Chichicastenango”

Scenes from Antigua, Guatemala

When thinking about going abroad, I always have these equations in mind: Tourist = Seeing others as others Traveler = Discovering self as other My take is that most people are a little of both: you can’t help but feel strange being in a new place, as long as you are open to learning aboutContinue reading “Scenes from Antigua, Guatemala”

Chewbacca shares Star Wars behind the scenes

Storify by Michael Janairo Sat, Jan 11 2014 06:29:51 The actor Peter Mayhew has been busy on Twitter, posting plenty of behind the scenes shots from his years of playing Chewbacca. Here are a few. The sign in the back says Zazzle was here… pic.twitter.com/mXBZaxw6Vn Peter Mayhew@TheWookieeRoars · Thu, Jan 09 2014 19:50:42 ReplyRetweetFavorite ItsContinue reading “Chewbacca shares Star Wars behind the scenes”