This sequence of photos chronicles my time in Antigua, where Matt and I studied spanish in the mornings and worked with children at the Escuela Integrada in the afternoon. The photo captions are *above* the photos. Enjoy! (A later post will contain pics from the rest of our journeys, after the missional part of the trip was completed).
A view of the village of San Antonio, which is SW of Antigua. My teacher, Mrs. Nancy Lopez, lives in San Antonio. Our friend Manuel lives next to San Antonio, in the village of Santa Catarina.
A view of the main street heading south into Esquintla. Matt and I drove right through the main Saturday market, and it was very interesting dodging people, chickens, busses, vans, motor bikes, and the like. Driving in Norman will forever be a piece of cake!
Mmm. A roadside stand, where you can see your next meal wandering beneath your feet. Matt and I enjoyed a large chicken plate.
Don't drink the water. Or the ice.
Marlin and I at Escuela Integrada.
More children at the school.
Public transit in Antigua. This bus was heading to one of the outskirt barrios (neighborhoods), perhaps San Antonio.
Our bedroom at Casa de Patricia. My bed is on the left, Matt's on the right.
The kitchen at Casa de Patricia (where Matt and I stayed during our week in Antigua).
The central park in Antigua.
A view of the urban corridor in Guatemala (Guatemala City, the capital, is on the right side of the image). View looking north from the Pacaya volcano.
An active lava flow on the Pacaya Volcano.
Yup, that's about 10 feet behind me, just up the mountain.
View of Antigua (in the foreground) and the Agua Volcano in the background. Looking south. The barrio of Jocotenango is just to my right and its edge is in the foreground of the photo.
Matt, Manuel, and I at the Wienner's restaurant in Antigua.
My teacher at the Christian Spanish Academy
(CSA), Mrs. Nancy Lopez.
The house of the giants!
Matt helping the kids with their afternoon craft.
Christian Spanish Academy in Antigua.
An old Spanish cathedral in Antigua.
An old Spanish arched cobblestone street in Antigua.
The path up to where many of the Escuela Integrada students live. We drove to the base and then hiked up the mountain above Jocotenango.
Following Wilson and friend up the mountain to deliver some food to his family.
The veranda at my homestay in Antigua. (Casa de Patricia, #14 2nd Ave South, Antigua).
Another view of the central courtyard of my house.
Antigua in the morning. Volcano de Agua in the distance. Antigua's elevation is ~ 1500 meters (~5000 ft), and Vulcan de Agua is ~ 3800 meters (~12,500 ft).
Antigua street in the afternoon.
Two nearby volcanoes, Vulcan de Fuego (Volcano of Fire, shorter peak on the left), and Vulcan de Acatenango (taller peak on the right). Fuego was belching ash while we were in Antigua, although not when I took this photo.