Let’s Rumble Guatemala

An old blog post from a favorite location . . .

Expat Journal: Postcards from the Edge

Antigua Ruins II WEB

Solitary Ruins

La Antigua, Guatemala

Guatemala is volcano country, and with volcanoes come earthquakes.  I’m a California boy, and as such I’m no stranger to earthquakes.  However, I must admit these are real shakers down here.  Strong and long-lasting.  Historically, over the years, they have killed thousands and thousands of people—typically from the accompanying landslides and building collapse.  We’re halfway through our second month here in Guatemala, and we’ve already experienced three powerful earthquakes so far (one just a few minutes ago).  The largest one was a couple of weeks ago when I was in [the] hospital.

Antigua Streets WEB

Streets of Antigua

La Antigua, Guatemala

We are starting week 2 in La Antigua, Guatemala.  Antigua is a favorite of travelers, and it’s easy to see why:  a beautiful, quaint little town of approximately 35,000 people, replete with fine restaurants, hotels, shops and sightseeing.  And of course the warm and generous…

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