This is the place for photos and reflections of my visits to Latin America beginning in 2012. Previous blogs are linked on the main pages of my photo collections on flickr. HAPPY TRAILS!

Saturday, June 28, 2014


We had just 2 nights in Antigua but made great use of our time. We stayed at my favorite little hotel in Antigua, Casa Cristina. We made great meal choices and enjoyed exploring the streets, colonial ruins, and markets.

Breakfast at Fernando's Kaffee, just steps away from Casa Cristina.

Dinner at La Fonda de la Calle Real; there are 3 restaurants with that name but I hugely prefer the 1 on 3a. Calle Poniente.

Susie told the Mariachi band at this Mexican place near the arch that it was Jennifer's birthday (a little white lie).

The mermaid fountain in the parque central

The cathedral

La Merced at dusk

Sculpture gazing at Nim Pot

One of the highlights was a 2 hour class at Chocomuseo which included information about the history, importance, and processing of chocolate and lessons on how to make an intriguing and delicious variety of chocolate drinks and candy. I highly recommend this activity, especially the tasting parts.

Our teacher, Marisol.

After a nice breakfast on Saturday morning, we packed up and hopped in our shuttle to Panajachel - shout out to Henry of Adrenalina Tours, safe, friendly, and reliable.

Happy trails!

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