There are multiple parts to a Semana Santa procession in Antigua. I am going to try to lead you through it via photos. Gather supplies for the Alfombra (Assorted flowers) (bags and bowls of colored […]
“While the word cucuruchos now refers to the men who carry Semana Santa floats, the word originally meant a piece of cloth, paper or card that formed a cone, like the traditional hoods used for […]
Semana Santa is Holy Week in Antigua Guatemala. Holy Week occurs the week starting with Palm Sunday and ends on Easter. Antigua Guatemala is purported to be THE best place to witness this celebration.
What a moving experience. I am always moved by a people’s commitment, values, and patriotic views. Every Monday at 11am, the Ecuadorian President Correra attends the crowd on the balcony of the Presidential Palace for […]
Due to Carnival activities in Sucre; Teresa and I spent a lot of time locked behind the gates of the hostel in our room. I’m thankful that our accomodation at Hostel Sucre was so comfortable….not […]
If you have ever been in Bolivia for Carnival; you will know exactly what a Water Balloon Dispenser is. For those of you that haven’t had the opportunity, let me educate you. See the Bolivian […]
Carnival in Oruro was full of color, music, foam (I’ll explain later), and fun. We arrived on Thursday before the big Carnival Days (these are Saturday and Sunday). We roamed the parade route and wandered […]