Semana Santa, Easter Week – Antigua, Guatemala

Semana Santa, Easter Week – Antigua, Guatemala

I had no idea it was Easter week. I’m not a religious sort, and had no idea Easter was coming around. I suppose it had been a while since I’d been to a mall or grocery store in the States, and missed all the chocolate eggs and bunnies. I was in Antigua, and in a country where Catholicism has a strong influence, the event is taken seriously. They call it Semana Santa, commemoration of the…

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Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua, Guatemala

My reason for going to¬†Antigua was to attend a conference. Industry, special interest, government, and NGOs converged for a small yet powerful series on addressing illegal logging through innovation – the title was more detailed than that. I’ve been to Antigua on three occasions, ranging from the day trip out of Guatemala City, up to spending a week in the little town that calls itself a city, and was once the capital not only of…

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