Tikal, Guatemala-Spirits & the two-headed serpent

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Rate our ReviewsThe day was 22 days before Christmas and I wanted to treat myself to an early present by flying to the ruins of the ancient Mayan civilization at Tikal. Imagine my disappointment when I learned that all flights to Tikal were fully booked until January 10th, the day of my departure from Antigua, […]

Winter Solstice Antigua, Guatemala., End of the World

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Rate our ReviewsWinter Solstice 2012 featured   many sensational stories . Newspapers predicted a possible  apocalypse and perhaps even the end of the world. This transpired because the old Mayan calendar was ending after 2,300 years. Without a doubt, tales of doom always will make good reading. But,the world did not end, and we got to […]

Cathedral de San Jose- Antigua, Guatemala,A Glimpse at Grandeur

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Rate our ReviewsCathedral de San Jose….The  Spanish first settled  in Guatemala, and  called their capital  Iximche, in 1524, then in 1527 to Cuidad Veija, and then to Antigua, Guatemala in 1543. Earthquakes kept changing the location.  Antigua has since become a World Heritage Site.

The Flavors and Colors of Penang, Malaysia

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Rate our ReviewsPenang, the Pearl of the Orient, is an island and a state in the northwest part of Peninsular Malaysia.  It is a popular stop on the “Banana Pancake Trail,” running through Southeast Asia, for good reason.  The fusion of cultures has created colors and a robust culinary tradition that attracts flocks of visitors, […]