Colonial City

Trip Start Nov 16, 2009
Trip End Apr 16, 2010

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Hotel Posada Los Bucaros

Flag of Guatemala  , Western Highlands,
Saturday, December 26, 2009

We made our way south to the one of the most famous cities in Guatemala,  Antigua!  Antigua may be the most outstanding and best-preserved colonial city in Spanish America, making it also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Tourists visit the city every year from around the world to enjoy its natural beauty and historic monuments. The Spanish Colonial style permeates every part of the town (as you can see from the many pictures): its houses, churches, squares, parks and ruins, also its traditions and folklore as well (you saw some of this from my Xmas video at the church).  

The city sits in a Highland valley (1,500 meters/almost 1 mile) overlooked by the spectacular Agua Volcano (3,765 meters/2.3 miles high). A little further away are two other volcanoes Acatenango and the always smoking, sometimes erupting, Fuego.

During our stay we took a “Coffee Plantation Tour” just outside the city, in which I created a short video showing the process it takes to bring a cup of fresh coffee to you in the morning.  It is a very involved, from the growing of the beans to the roasting.
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Maria Love on

LG - we didn't have a chance to have lunch before you were off again. Glad to see you and Darcy enjoying yourselves. Keep in touch.

Raul Freyre on

Great pictures & very well written blogs!. Thanks for including us in your entry's
keep us posted on your travels.
Raul@ Finca Los Nietos

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