A few days ago, we were walking down our street in the El Carmen neighborhood of historical Valencia, Spain and found ourselves stopped in front of this door. It's one of many, incredible, unique, and MASSIVE doors that we walk past every day but rarely pause to appreciate. We started thinking of all the cool doors we've come across over the past 18 months. Evidently we have a thing for doors because we've stopped and photographed them all over the world. They say when one door closes, another one opens. We're not sure how that applies here, but these are 29 of the best, most beautiful doors we've found, in no particular order.
Antigua, Guatemala is only 240 kilometers (less than 150 miles) northwest of San Salvador. Not surprisingly, our trip, which Google Maps estimates should take about 4 ½ hours, lands on the plus side of eight hours. Besides the terrible roads and slow pace, the additional time is spent waiting for other passengers, shuffling in and out of the van for entry and exit stamps at the El Salvador-Guatemala border, and desperately trying not to pee our pants. But at least it’s interesting. For the first time in our travels, we have a police escort from the Guatemalan border all the way to Antigua, a product of the nighttime crossing and many recent highway robberies by local gangs. Followed closely by a police truck, we feel a bit presidential for our first three hours in Guatemala.
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