Parol: A symbol of Filipino Christmas Spirit

Parol

Filipino Christmas celebration is colorful, lively, full of traditions, bright and definitely twinkling. One of the most iconic symbol of  Filipino Christmas spirit is the Christmas lantern or locally known as “paról”. The star-shaped lanterns are displayed hanging outside the … Continue reading

Black Christ of Esquipulas: Chiquimula, Guatemala

Esquipulas Basilica

         Guatemala’s eastern region, which includes the departments of Zacapa, Chiquimula, El Progreso, Santa Rosa, Jalapa and Jutiapa, has a wide variety of landscapes, ranging from tropical forests to the magnificent mountains that rise 9,800 feet above … Continue reading

The fortress of Mixco Viejo: Chimaltenango, Guatemala

Mayan Ruins, Mixco Viejo

       Mixco Viejo or Jilotepeque Viejo is an archaeological site located in the municipality of San Martín Jilotepeque, northwest of the department of Chimaltenango, 60km from the capital city. Built in the early twelfth century on a hill overlooking the confluence of the … Continue reading