Suns and lavas

For a gentle, civilised, cultural and geological introduction to the incredible country of Guatemala you couldn’t really do any better than to head to Antigua, the old capital of the country from 1541 when the Agua Volcano despatched a torrent of lava and mud to destroy the first capital established by conquistador Pedro de Alvarado, until 1773 when an earthquake shattered most buildings in Antigua and the capital moved again to its current spot in Guatemala City.

And it’s here to Antigua we head straight from the airport, where from the rooftop of our quaint, antique-cluttered hotel Posada San Sebastian we can see Continue reading “Suns and lavas”

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