Welcome to my first post….

Welcome to my first post. I wanted to share with you some of the places I have visited and some of the people I have met. Hope you will overlook the rookie mistakes and share your thoughts with me.

Without a doubt, one of the most beautiful places I have been to is a colonial city in Guatemala called “La Antigua”. It is also sometimes just referred to “Antigua” which can be translated into English to mean old, ancient or, even, antique. Translate it any way you like, the translation will certainly fail to convey the beauty of this exotic place in the central highlands of Guatemala that, since 1979, has been designated as a UNESCO world heritage site.

In case you’re wondering, YES, that is a dormant volcano in the background. It’s called “El Volcan del Agua” and has lain dormant since the mid 1500’s. It dominates the local surroundings providing a very romantic background to lovers and tourists alike. Even though it is currently inactive, it was responsible for destroying La Antigua (the previous capital city) in 1541. The capital was later moved to Guatemala City following this disaster.

Beautiful, don’t you agree?