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Our Guatemala Exploration Trip!

Please immerse yourself in the beauty of the photographs and read about our trip to Guatemala - truly a wonderful travel destination. In our short time there we had wonderful experiences seeing the primary sights and learning that there is even more to experience in this varied and culturally rich country.

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Demonstration of traditional Mayan instruments
Author
Gerard Errante
All too soon our trip came to an end, and it was time for an early-morning departure. This time, the desk clerk was awake, and our boxed breakfast was waiting. A quick shuttle courtesy of the …
Banana tree at La Azotea Cultural Center
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Gerard Errante
We thought it would be a wonderful idea to begin the New Year by visiting Tikal just as it opened at 6:00 AM. However, when our alarm sounded at 4:00 AM, I will admit to having second thoughts. …
 local street food -  Antigua
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Gerard Errante
On this last day of the year, we awoke eagerly anticipating our excursion to Tikal. Following breakfast, we were met by Noe, our guide for the next two days. During the hour-long drive, we were …
Arco de Santa Catalina - Antigua
Author
Gerard Errante
Well, not exactly ''Planes, Trains and Automobiles'', today was boat, van, and airplane. Because of our long travel day, we got an early start, being picked up at the Posada boat dock by Gary, and …
Ruins of San Francisco monastery in Antigua
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Gerard Errante
On our second relaxed morning at the Posada, we devoured magnificent blue corn pancakes while again gazing at the lake. While we were waiting for breakfast, D who is an excellent musician gave an …
ruins of Antigua Cathedral
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Gerard Errante
This was our first unhurried morning, and after a leisurely breakfast overlooking the lake, we met our guide, Gary, and travel companions, Nita and Larry in Santiago. To get into town, we were …
Antigua Central Plaza
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Gerard Errante
Greeted by another beautiful morning, after an early breakfast we left the wonderful Hotel Aurora for a full day of travel. We were met at 8:00 AM, and joined by our new travel mates, Nita and Larry …
View of Pacuya Volcano from Antigua
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Gerard Errante
In the clear light of day, the courtyard that had looked somewhat mysterious in the subdued light the previous night, burst into a profusion of colors. After the previous day's diet of airport food, …
Hotel Aurora courtyard in Antigua
Author
Gerard Errante
For the last several years, my partner D and I have arranged end-of-year trips, in part with the idea of celebrating New Year's Day in an exotic locale. Some previous trips have been to New Zealand, …

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