My trip today to Antigua Guatemala took me on a long but brilliant journey starting in Flores, a region which I had a great time. Today, I speak about my cameras and set up including the Drift Ghost-S and the Olympus Tough TG Tracker, Samsung Gear 360 and of the course my GoPro, coupled with my AirDog Drone. I also talk about Ram Mounts, and how you can use these to set your camera up in sorts of ways on your motorcycle.
I love riding these sweeping roads, especially since these two lane highways go through every village along the way, so much more rewarding driving these roads and going through towns than the usual highways which bypass all of the attractive villages. It gives you a great opportunity to see how the villagers live and get so much more of a feel for the country, its people, culture, and food!
I traveled 321 miles ((521 kilometers) and the days ride took me just over 11 hours, but it was a great day, and I had plenty of stops along the way. I started in Flores and went through little towns like Boca del Monte, Machaquila, Morales, Poptún, Zacapa, Teculután, San Agustín Acasaguastlán, Guastatoya, Guatemala City and onto my final destination in Antigua, Guatemala just outside of Guatemala City, where I would spend a few days, so I could travel up into the many nearby volcanoes.
Antigua is a small city surrounded by volcanoes in southern Guatemala. It’s renowned for its Spanish colonial buildings, many of them restored following a 1773 earthquake that ended Antigua’s 200-year reign as Guatemala’s colonial capital. Notable architectural examples include baroque La Merced, a squat, yellow-and-white church. It’s an integral part of the city’s famous Semana Santa, a holy week with parades and rituals. (From Wikipedia)