Tag Archives: Churches and Monasteries

Semana Santa in Antigua

Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Antigua ius more of a Semana Loca (crazy week): Hundreds of thousands of (mainly Guatemaltecan) visitors come to this small town of 35,000 inhabitants. The reason for this are the numerous Easter processions which are said to be the most beautiful and impressive ones in all of Central America. Continue reading Semana Santa in Antigua

The three histories of San Cristóbal

San Cristóbal de las Casas, the first stop on my visit to Mexico, is known for three aspects of its past:

  1. It is a colonial town.
  2. In its surroundings, there still live a lot of indigenous people.
  3. It was a centre for the Zapatistas in the 1990s.

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Old caves, new castle

I have finally arrived at the last destination of this year’s stay in Georgia: Borjomi. From there, I went on an excursion to the impressive cave city of Vardzia. I also stopped at some other sights on the route, like the newly rebuilt (and insanely kitschy) Akhaltsikhe Castle. Continue reading Old caves, new castle