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Highlights of Central America "Route of the Maya"

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Lonely Planet Central America front cover
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Up at 3am.  Thanks Erin for getting me to the Philadelphia airport!!!  Flight at 6:00.  Sleeping in San Salvador tonight, Capital City of El Salvador.  80's there.  Boarding!!!  Hasta Luego!!! Gary.
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Up at 3am. Thanks Erin for getting …
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In Flight over Washington DC / Virginia region...over the Atlantic Ocean...
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In Flight over Washington DC / Virgi…
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Sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean over South Carolina / Georgia region...
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Sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean over…
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Preparing for Landing in Miami, Florida through heavy cloud cover...
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Preparing for Landing in Miami, Flor…
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Cool Setup at Miami International.  Free charging station...  Wifi costs $ so using my data service ;-). Boarding now for San Salvador!!!
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Cool Setup at Miami International. …
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Flying past Belize, Central America on way to EL Salvador...
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Flying past Belize, Central America on way to EL Salvador...
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EL Salvador, Central America...  Yippee!!!
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EL Salvador, Central America... Yip…
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OAT's selection of accommodations in San Salvador / Beverly Hills Hotel.   Here for 1 day & night then moving on.  Didn't use pool. Went to the Anthropology Museum via taxi.  5 bucks each way.  Museum 3 bucks.  Currency in El Salvador is US dollars!!!  Ho
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I made it to San Salvador!!!  Here is Erick, the www.overseastravel.com tour leader for the region ;-) it will be nice not to have to figure out every step of the way on this one :-)
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I made it to San Salvador!!! Here i…
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More stuff I won't use :-)  Peace!!!
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More stuff I won't use :-) Peace!!!
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Night Walk / I Love All the Palm Trees!!!
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Night Walk / I Love All the Palm Tre…
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I'm on Vacation!!!  Raspberry Gelato on a Sugar Cone...  Yum!!!
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I'm on Vacation!!! Raspberry Gelato…
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A very FULL DAY of travel.  Time to relax Poolside with Latin Music in the background.  Bonus!!!  An "Almost" Full Moon ;-)
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A very FULL DAY of travel. Time to …
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5:30 AM Day 2.  San Salvador. Getting tooth brushes and pens bagged up for the day.  I give these out to begging kids instead of money....
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5:30 AM Day 2. San Salvador. Gettin…
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I Love an Included Breakfast!!!  Beans & Rice,,,  yum :-)
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I Love an Included Breakfast!!! Bea…
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Fernando!!!  Our Driver...
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Fernando!!! Our Driver...
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Our tour bus in SN Salvador!!!  We're off!!
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Cathedral of San Salvador...
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Cathedral of San Salvador...
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The National Palace of El Salvador...
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Coatepeque Lake, El Salvador...
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Coatepeque Lake, El Salvador...
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El Salvadorian Boy...
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El Salvadorian Boy...
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Our Lunch Spot in El Salvador...
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Our Lunch Spot in El Salvador...
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Lunch in El Salvador.  The fish is Perch and it was good :-)
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Lunch in El Salvador. The fish is P…
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Lunch Music!!!  Cool ;-)  Thanks Erick!!!
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Lunch Music!!! Cool ;-) Thanks Eri…
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Breakfast in Honduras ;-)
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Breakfast in Honduras ;-)
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Waking up in Honduras is awesome!!!  The View from the balcony at 6:30 AM.  The Bird Sounds are incredible :-)
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Waking up in Honduras is awesome!!!  The View from my window at 6 AM.  The Bird Sounds are incredible :-)
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Our Copan Ruins Guide, Rodolfo, feeding wild Scarlet Macaws...
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Our Copan Ruins Guide, Rodolfo, feed…
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Exploring the Mayan Ruins of Copan, Honduras with guides Rodolfo and Erick...  Amazing!!!
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Exploring the Mayan Ruins of Copan, Honduras with guides Rodolfo and Erick...  Amazing!!!
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Exploring the Mayan Ruins of Copan, Honduras with guides Rodolfo and Erick...  Amazing!!!
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Horseback Riding in Copan, Honduras...  Great fun.  Did a little trot!!!
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Meeting and giving out toothbrushes & pens to kids & families in a small village in Copan, Honduras...
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Meeting and giving out toothbrushes & pens to kids & families in a small village in Copan, Honduras...
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Meeting and giving out toothbrushes & pens to kids & families in a small village in Copan, Honduras...
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Visiting people in a small hillside village in Copan, Honduras...
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Visiting people in a small hillside village in Copan, Honduras...  Here is the kitchen...
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Visiting people in a small hillside village in Copan, Honduras...  They are showing me how to make tortillas :-)
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Cats & Chickens in the Kitchen...
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Cats & Chickens in the Kitchen...
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Kitchen sink in a small hillside village in Copan, Honduras.
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Kitchen sink in a small hillside vil…
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72??? (she is not sure) year old Woman in her house (dirt floors, no interior walls just fabric dividers) in a small hillside village in Copan, Honduras.  The man is our guide, Erick...
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Greetings from Copan, Honduras where my guide, Erick, is explaining about  wasps that makes honey!!!
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Greetings from Copan, Honduras where…
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The Cathedral and Central Square in Guatemala City, Guatemala...
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Central Square in Guatemala City, Guatemala...
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Central Square in Guatemala City, Gu…
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The Presidential Palace in Guatemala City, Guatemala...
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The Cathedral and Central Square in Guatemala City, Guatemala...
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Central Square in Guatemala City, Guatemala...
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Central Square in Guatemala City, Guatemala... Moms carrying their children while they work...Soon that child will be working too. Tell your teenagers how lucky they have it.
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Central Square in Guatemala City, Gu…
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Central Square in Guatemala City, Guatemala... It's Sunday. Everyone goes to Church in the morning... Then celebrate the rest of the day.  Big crowds hang out in the market.  Mostly Strict Catholic.
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Central Square in Guatemala City, Gu…
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View from my hotel in Guatemala City, Guatemala...
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View from my hotel in Guatemala City…
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View from my hotel room in Guatemala City, Guatemala...  That's a Volcano in the background...
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View from my hotel room in Guatemala…
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I'm so tired and THAT bed looks great...  Guatemala City, Guatemala...
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I'm so tired and THAT bed looks grea…
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People of Guatemala...  Erick, tour leader is on the right... Other man is a brick maker...
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People of Guatemala... Erick, tour …
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People of Guatemala... A typical market...
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People of Guatemala... A typical mar…
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Mayan woman of Guatemala...
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Mayan woman of Guatemala...
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Beautiful People of Guatemala!!!
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Beautiful People of Guatemala!!!
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Fernando!!! Our Fantastico Driver!!!
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Fernando!!! Our Fantastico Driver!!!
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Beautiful People of Guatemala!!!
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Beautiful People of Guatemala!!!
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Brick & Roof Tile making in Guatemala.  Made with Mud Only / Formed and set out for 3 day drying period.
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Brick & Roof Tile making in Guatemala. Made with Mud Only / Formed and set out for 3 day drying period.
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Brick & Roof Tile making in Guatemal…
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Brick & Roof Tile making in Guatemala. Made with Mud Only / Formed and set out for 3 day drying period.
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Brick & Roof Tile making in Guatemal…
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Brick & Roof Tile making in Guatemala. Made with Mud Only / Formed and set out for 3 day drying period.
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Brick & Roof Tile making in Guatemala. Made with Mud Only / Formed and set out for 3 day drying period.
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Early morning walk to Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.
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Indigenous Woman of Lake Atitlan, region of Guatemala putting on her "Tocoyal"
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Indigenous Woman of Lake Atitlan, re…
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Indigenous Woman of Lake Atitlan, region of Guatemala just hangin out!!!
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Indigenous Woman of Lake Atitlan, re…
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Indigenous Woman of Lake Atitlan, region of Guatemala and her "Tocoyal"
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ZIP LINES in Guatemala!!!  What Great Fun!!!  1 hour hike up the mountain and then 8 different Zip Lines to the bottom.  Monkeys and Coatimundis (related to raccoons) along the way...  So cool!!!
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ZIP LINES in Guatemala!!!  What Great Fun!!!  1 hour hike up the mountain and then 8 different Zip Lines to the bottom.  Monkeys and Coatimundis (related to raccoons) along the way...  So cool!!!
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ZIP LINES in Guatemala!!! What Grea…
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ZIP LINES in Guatemala!!!  What Great Fun!!!  1 hour hike up the mountain and then 8 different Zip Lines to the bottom.  Monkeys and Coatimundis (related to raccoons) along the way...  So cool!!!
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ZIP LINES in Guatemala!!!  What Great Fun!!!  1 hour hike up the mountain and then 8 different Zip Lines to the bottom.  Monkeys and Coatimundis (related to raccoons) along the way...  So cool!!!
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ZIP LINES in Guatemala!!!  What Great Fun!!!  1 hour hike up the mountain and then 8 different Zip Lines to the bottom.  Monkeys and Coatimundis (related to raccoons) along the way...  So cool!!!
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ZIP LINES in Guatemala!!!  What Great Fun!!!  1 hour hike up the mountain and then 8 different Zip Lines to the bottom.  Monkeys and Coatimundis (related to raccoons) along the way...  So cool!!!  Here is Julia and Margaret.
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ZIP LINES in Guatemala!!! What Grea…
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ZIP LINES in Guatemala!!!  What Great Fun!!!  1 hour hike up the mountain and then 8 different Zip Lines to the bottom.  Monkeys and Coatimundis (related to raccoons) along the way...  So cool!!!
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ZIP LINES in Guatemala!!! What Grea…
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ZIP LINES in Guatemala!!!  What Great Fun!!!  1 hour hike up the mountain and then 8 different Zip Lines to the bottom.  Monkeys and Coatimundis (related to raccoons) along the way...  So cool!!!
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ZIP LINES in Guatemala!!!  What Great Fun!!!  1 hour hike up the mountain and then 8 different Zip Lines to the bottom.  Monkeys and Coatimundis (related to raccoons) along the way...  So cool!!!  Here is Margaret.
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Greetings to a new day...  Morning coffee in Lake Atitlan Region.
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Greetings to a new day... Morning c…
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Early morning walk around Lake Atitilan, Guatemala...  Views everywhere!!!  OMG ;-)
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Wait till you see what this guy is making, I bought 7. See Video for answer ;-). Lake Atitlan, Guatemala...
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Lake Atitalan, Guatemala.  Volcanoes...
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Lake Atitalan, Guatemala. Volcanoes…
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An Antiguan Family in Guatemala carrying goods from town to their home up the hill...
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An Antiguan Family in Guatemala carr…
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An Antiguan Family in Guatemala.  Notice her Machete bundled with the firewood. She cut all this herself and has to carry it way up the hill to their home!!!
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An Antiguan Family in Guatemala. No…
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An Antiguan Family in Guatemala.  Notice her Machete bundled with the firewood. She cut all this herself and has to carry it way up the hill to their home!!!
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Arrival in Antigua, Guatemala a UNESCO World Heritage Site...  A really awesome Old Spanish Colonial Town.
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Arrival in Antigua, Guatemala a UNES…
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Arrival in Antigua, Guatemala a UNESCO World Heritage Site...  A really awesome Old Spanish Colonial Town.
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Antigua, Guatemala...
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Antigua, Guatemala...
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Waking up in Antigua, Guatemala is not hard to take.  Sunny and a cool early morning of 65F...  Hasta Luego!!!
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Waking up at my hotel in Antigua, Guatemala a UNESCO World Heritage Site...  A really awesome Old Spanish Colonial Town is not hard to take ;-). 65F / Sunny.
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Waking up at my hotel in Antigua, Guatemala a UNESCO World Heritage Site...  A really awesome Old Spanish Colonial Town is not hard to take ;-). 65F / Sunny.
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Waking up at my hotel in Antigua, Guatemala a UNESCO World Heritage Site...  A really awesome Old Spanish Colonial Town is not hard to take ;-). 65F / Sunny.
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Antigua, Guatemala.  80's Sunny, friendly people. They speak Spanish and Indigenous Guatemalan Languages of which there are roughly 20.  Few speak any English.  They are Quiet, Hard Working, Respectful, Charming and Family Oriented People... Main Religion
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Antigua, Guatemala.  80's Sunny, friendly people. They speak Spanish and Indigenous Guatemalan Languages of which there are roughly 20.  Few speak any English.  They are Quiet, Hard Working, Respectful, Charming and Family Oriented People... Main Religion
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Antigua, Guatemala.  80's Sunny, friendly people. They speak Spanish and Indigenous Guatemalan Languages of which there are roughly 20.  Few speak any English.  They are Quiet, Hard Working, Respectful, Charming and Family Oriented People... Main Religion
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Santa Catarina Barahena School Visit near Antigua, Guatemala...  The children were so charming!!!  What a great day :-)
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Here is Carolina, a student of Santa Catarina Barahena School near Antigua, Guatemala. She took me by the hand from the bus and lead me to the school to meet her classmates and teachers...  So Endearing ;-)
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Santa Catarina Barahena School Visit near Antigua, Guatemala...  The children were so charming!!!  What a great day :-)
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The Children of the Santa Catarina Barahena School near Antigua, Guatemala singing their National Anthum   The children were so charming!!!  What a great day :-)
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Having Lunch with a Family near Antigua, Guatemala. They gather their own firewood and make tortillas this way. This is in the kitchen and it's smoky!!!  No chimney, the smoke just goes up through the corrugated metal roof holes and openings.  They seem v
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Having Lunch with a Family near Antigua, Guatemala. They seem very happy and self sufficient... This is the grandmother and mother in law in the kitchen after our wonderful traditional meal...
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Having Lunch with a Family near Antigua, Guatemala. They seem very happy and self sufficient... These are 2 of several children who all help with home chores.  Everyone works together.
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Having Lunch with a Family near Antigua, Guatemala. They seem very happy and self sufficient... This is Mildred with her daughter helping with the dishes... All the children help with home chores.  Everyone works together and seem happy...
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Here is Gabriela from the front desk of La Casona de Antigua, Guatemala!!!
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This is a "Chicken Bus" named for the goods that locals carry from their homes to market.  Most people can't afford cars or pickups so this is the very typical mode of public transportation. (these are very used school buses from the USA that are
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This is a "Chicken Bus" named for the goods that locals carry from their homes to market.  Most people can't afford cars or pickups so this is the very typical mode of public transportation. (these are very used school buses from the USA that are
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This is a "Chicken Bus" named for the goods that locals carry from their homes to market.  Most people can't afford cars or pickups so this is the very typical mode of public transportation. (these are very used school buses from the USA that are
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This is a "Chicken Bus" named for the goods that locals carry from their homes to market.  Most people can't afford cars or pickups so this is the very typical mode of public transportation. (these are very used school buses from the USA that are
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Exploring a Local Market in Antigua, Guatemala...
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Exploring a Local Market in Antigua, Guatemala... Selling Young Chickens...
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In the Municipality of Santa Maria Jesus near Antigua, Guatemala,  we Happened upon an outdoor school function.  What Fun to watch. And it's easy to see they were enjoying the fresh air, games and friendship......
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In the Municipality of Santa Maria Jesus near Antigua, Guatemala,  we Happened upon an outdoor school function.  What Fun to watch. And it's easy to see they were enjoying the fresh air, games and friendship......
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In the Municipality of Santa Maria Jesus near Antigua, Guatemala,  we Happened upon an outdoor school function.  What Fun to watch. And it's easy to see they were enjoying the fresh air, games and friendship......
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In the Municipality of Santa Maria de Jesus near Antigua, Guatemala,  we Happened upon an outdoor school function.  What Fun to watch. And it's easy to see they were enjoying the fresh air, games and friendship......
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How the laundry gets done in the town of Santa Maria de Jesus, Guatemala... There are about 20 women and girls stationed around a local square each with a concrete sink like this..  And we thought we had it tough when it's time for laundry at home!!!
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How the laundry gets done in the town of Santa Maria de Jesus, Guatemala... There are about 20 women and girls stationed around a local square each with a concrete sink like this..  And we thought we had it tough when it's time for laundry at home!!!
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How the laundry gets done in the town of Santa Maria de Jesus, Guatemala... There are about 20 women and girls stationed around a local square each with a concrete sink like this..  And we thought we had it tough when it's time for laundry at home!!!
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Adios, Antigua, Guatemala.  I will return for Spanish Classes.  So awesome here.  Moving onto Tikal. Guatemala's Premier Mayan Archeological site...  Boarding Plane Soon ;-). Hasta Luego!!!  Gary
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