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Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala: An Unforgettable Celebration

Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala is one of the most beautiful, intense, outlandish, inspiring, and overwhelming events you will ever experience. Semana Santa is the Spanish translation for Holy Week, the week leading up to Easter Sunday. In a tradition introduced by the Spanish imperialists, Latin American churches host elaborate processions and celebrations during every day of Semana Santa. Nowhere in Central America are the … Continue reading Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala: An Unforgettable Celebration

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Alberto Gutierrez: Nicaragua’s Cliff-Sculpting Hermit

One of my favorite people that I met during my travels in Central America lives in the mountains of Northern Nicaragua.  Alberto Gutierrez is a sweet, talkative, eccentric hermit who has spent the last thirty years creating a series of elaborate stone carvings in the cliffs near his home. He lives on a remote mountainside farm in the Tisey-Estanzuela Natural Reserve. I learned about Alberto … Continue reading Alberto Gutierrez: Nicaragua’s Cliff-Sculpting Hermit