Jephir Treks America: Bumbling Through Central America

A 6 week adventure in gastronomica, sights, and observation.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

A few fruits, some explosions, Caroline, our trusty guide and some odd man

Caroline has been nice enough to spend as much time as we'd like showing us around the city, helping us find a place to stay, travelling about the local area, getting us involved with her friends and work, and generally being the best guide one could imagine...
Guatemalans like fireworks.  A lot!  On New Year's Eve there was a medium sized display by the government of Antigua, and an almost constant collection of smaller fireworks set off from dusk until dawn the next day.  Everything from sparklers and those whizzy rockets to full blown explosions like the one in this picture and those machine-gun like ones that are lit and dropped on the ground.  New Year's Eve in Antigua feels like some sort of warzone, especially when the really, really loud fireworks are set off without rhyme, reason or warning.  In fact, this morning we were awoken by even more fireworks - it seems the new year lives on...

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  • At 3:38 PM , Blogger marvela said...

    uuuummmm, can we get some more botanically informative photographs? how do you expect us to identify these things for you? artsy fartsy... though this seems to be Eriobotrya japonica (Rosaceae). it's edible, right? with big seeds?


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