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Visual Soliloquy #69 Good art is art that allows you to enter it from a variety of angles…

Good art is art that allows you to enter it from a variety of angles and to emerge with a variety of views. –Mary Schmich

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Merry Christmas from Quetzaltenango (Xela)

Feliz Navidad! It was a festive evening in Antigua with many folks out in the central park for the evening.  Three Santas were there posing for photos in front of the fountain with portable printers ready for action to send … Continue reading

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Fuego: A Volcano’s Volcano

Fuego welcomed us to Antigua on our first morning with a big eruption that made our day.  It is currently the world’s most active volcano since beginning to erupt steadily in 2002.  Perched high on the side of Acatenango, we … Continue reading

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Climbing Acatenango: Guatemala’s Third Highest Peak

From Antigua, Acatenango and Fuego seem to be sibling volcanoes, side by each, towering to the southwest of Antigua.  We set our sights first, on the taller sibling of Acatenango which at 3976 metres is the third highest volcano in … Continue reading

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Welcoming the Light

Just back from an awesome unanticipated “Hat Trick of the Americas” where we celebrated Winter Solstice with a full moon and full lunar eclipse on Volcan Pacaya.  We traded our ascent of Volcan Aqua for the opportunity to camp out … Continue reading

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Around Town

Another fine day in Antigua!  We met up with the rest of our group which turns out to be smaller than intended as two of the folks are stranded by the blizzard in Heathrow.  So we are a group of … Continue reading

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Same, Same but Different

Velma the Vanilla Dip Waits to Fly to Guatemala City There is something about getting on an airplane. I just love it. Perhaps, because an airplane is usually a place I feel unusually at leisure in ( I get to … Continue reading

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Settling In

Hi, We’ve just moved into our new hotel.  We’ve had an awesome time studying Spanish for the past three mornings and loved living with a Guatemalan family especially the five year old that had us all laughing with her antics.  … Continue reading

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Arrived Safely In Guatemala

Arrived safely last night after a long day of flying and traffic jams in Guatemala City. Met our host family and went rapidly to sleep as we had started the day at 3 am. Just finished my first morning of … Continue reading

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