La Aventura with Patti & James

06 July 2018 | Faial Island –Atlantic Portugal
24 June 2018 | National Holiday day in Faial
22 June 2018 | afternoon whale watching boat trip
20 June 2018 | an enjoyable day trip to another island.
19 June 2018 | Fabulous Faial. – Azorean Island
18 June 2018 | Faial Island – Horta Harbour - Mid Atlantic
29 May 2018 | Mid Atlantic - in the middle of nowhere
26 May 2018 | the cruising yachtsman’s haven
25 May 2018 | party day in Hamilton
10 May 2018 | Vero Beach/Ft Pierce –road trip to Jacksonville.
12 April 2018 | Vibeke onboard
17 March 2018 | lovely to return to Belize and Mexico and meet up with sailing friends along the way
24 January 2018 | I have become so interested in Guatemala textiles
17 January 2018 | So great to catchup with so many friends and our families
01 November 2017 | what a wonderful Guatemalan fiesta to experience
29 October 2017 | Volcanic crater
28 October 2017 | Antiqua - Guatemala

Museum day in Guatemala City -Museum of Archaeology

24 January 2018
After our LONG flight from Australia back to Guatemala City we had 1 day RnR before heading back to the boat. The rest was well needed and our Recreation was museum visits.

The National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology protects and disseminates the most important collection of archaeological artifacts of Mayan Culture, as well as a collection of ethnological material showing the cultural diversity of Guatemalan society.

The permanent exhibition occupies 3500 square meters including pieces of jades, pottery, textiles and masks.

The mission of the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is to preserve the history of the country through its archaeological remains.

It is also one of the most important centres of Mayan culture, with numerous artistic artefacts and everyday objects on display from this pre-Columbian civilisation. Its collection includes over 25,000 pieces that date back around 3,000 years, representing a fascinating journey through time until the arrival of the Spanish.

The numerous pieces of ancient Guatemalan treasures, from Mayan pottery, artwork, and crafts to traditional textiles and dress. With thousands of years of human history have taken place in these hills, Guatemala is comprised of a fascinating mosaic of different cultural identities. From the first settlers who built villages to thriving days of the Maya, all the epochs are represented inside the national museum, with relics from archeological sites having made their way to these halls.

The story is well told of how people first settled Guatemala as they migrated through Central America, and formed different languages, farming techniques, and ways to honor their dead.

There are two ways to experience Mayan treasures when traveling across Guatemala: visit the important sites AND visit this wonderful museum - and we have now done both.

Vessel Name: La Aventura
Crew: James & Patti

Who: James & Patti