Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Guatemala: Ruins of Santo Domingo Monastery in Antigua





The monastery dates to the 1500s. It was destroyed by an earthquake in 1773. The Hotel Casa Santo Domingo is built on the grounds around the surviving ruins. 

Monday, January 27, 2014

Guatemala: Hotel Casa Santo Domingo in Antigua




This hotel is built around the ruins of the Santo Domingo Monastery. Photos of the ruins coming up in the next post in this series.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Guatemala: Santa Catalina Arch in Antigua



Built in the 17th century, the arch originally connected the Santa Catalina convent to a school, allowing the nuns to pass from one building to the other without going out on the street. 

Friday, January 24, 2014

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Puerto Vallarta: Arriving

Whales greeted the ship as we sailed into PV.


Ship's officers and the harbor pilot navigating to the dock.