Picture of the day ~ Ruins in Antigua, Guatemala

San Francisco Church Ruins

San Francisco Church Ruins

I have fallen deeply, hopelessly and forever in love with Guatemala.  My first trip was in 2006 when a dear friend of mine was adopting her second daughter from Guatemala.  As a single mom, she was nervous to travel alone, so Tim and I joined her when she saw her then 8 week old baby for the first time.  Since then my husband and I have flown in several times and my love affair only deepened.

Antigua is a short drive from the capital, Guatemala City, but worlds apart in charm.  Surrounded by active volcanoes, it is scenic and a favorite tourist destination.  With cobblestone streets, Mayan women dressed in colorful traditional clothing sell their hand-made wares surrounded by Baroque-style colonial buildings.

But sadly this volcanic zone also means a history of earthquakes.  There are stunning ruins on almost every corner.

The ruin pictured above is of San Francisco Church and Monastery.

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About Tim and Joanne Joseph

Hi and welcome! We are Tim and Joanne Joseph and we have just embarked on our latest adventure. We hope you will join us!
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