Jumping around the world

So on my social media accounts (IG and FB: internationationalcaty and Twitter: internatlcaty) I decided to a jumping series around the world.  I guess in some ways I love doing jump shots in the countries I visit.  It is something different and it definitely identifies with interNATionalcaty.

This picture was taken in Guatemala City in the Central Plaza in front of the fountain.

Guatemala City is the capital of Guatemala and the largest city in Central America. GC was founded in 1776 after an earthquake literally destroyed Antigua in 1773.
The Central Plaza is the core of Guatemala City where the tourist can mix with locals at the market surrounded by the architectural and historical beauty of the city.

An active volcano, Pacaya began its active phase in 1965, and ever since it has been experiencing an array of volcanic activity.

Pacaya volcano is surely not the tallest of the volcanoes in Guatemala, but it is perhaps the most climbed. Due to the constant activity of this notable Guatemala volcano, it is popular with volcano enthusiasts who revere such activity.

Which after giving up hiking at .5 miles and horseback riding up the Pacaya Volcano, I can call myself an “enthusiasts”

My second “hike” in Guatemala was up to the Cerra de la Cruz. The climb is less than a mile (km) at a steady incline. Once at the top, you have a panoramic view of Antigua.

Besides the view, you have The Cross which was put in place in 1930. Originally the cross was wooden. Later this cross was made of concrete, and it was illuminated too. During Easter, is a tradition for locals to climb this hill, to remember the departure Jesus Christ 40 days after Resurrection.

When your tummy decides to play peekaboo while jumping. The nerve ?

This picture was taking at the Jungfrau (Top of Europe) in Switzerland.

Behind me is the Swiss Flag and below is a tidbit about it:

“Destruction, removal or desecration of a Swiss, cantonal or municipal flag or coat of arms that has been installed by a public authority is punishable by a monetary penalty or imprisonment of up to three years. The destruction or desecration of privately owned flags is legal.”

I was in the Rhine Valley region of Germany just before New Year’s Eve. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to enjoy the beauty of St Goar. The day was filled with fog that was so dense that you thought you were in the clouds.

Fortunately, I was able to capture this picture between the buildings. Behind me, you can a little bit of the fog.

Below is a tidbit about the city

“St. Goar is a small town on the Rhine River in the area known as the Rhine Gorge due to the mountains which rise on either side. The most famous landmark is the Loreley Rock opposite the town, which is known for its hazard to river shipping, and the legend of its siren, Loreley. The other reason for St. Goar’s popularity with tourists is the nearby ruined castle Burg Rheinfels which dates from the year 1245.”

In 2002, UNESCO made the valley a world heritage site.

This picture was captured in the roofless ruins of the Catedral de Santiago in Antigua, Guatemala which was destroyed by a massive earthquake 1773.

The ruin is a memorable place, with massive chunks of pillars strewn beneath sweeping brick archways and vegetation sprouting from cracks in the walls.

Now, you are probably wondering why was she jumping in Church.

In this picture, I take you to The Netherlands where I am in front of the Riekermolen Windmill.

De Riekermolen is a historic polder drainage windmill that dates back to 1636. It sits proudly on the bank of the River Amstel in Amsterdam, alongside a statue of Rembrandt that celebrates the many sketches he made in this area.

The windmill still spins. Unfortunately, on that day, it was taking a break

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(18) Comments

  1. Amber Myers

    All these jumping photos are awesome. You make me wish I could travel. One day, I hope! You’ve been to so many amazing places.

  2. Meg

    Great photos! I think the Pacaya Volcano and St. Goar pics are my favorite – 2 places I wasnt really aware of before, but I think I would enjoy seeing. I love the idea of the jumping pics – hopefully we’ll see more soon! 🙂

  3. Whitney

    Great campaign to jump in each country… great reason to travel and can turn into a great cause.Good luck and enjoy your travels. I

  4. andrea

    I always get a kick out of your photos. Fun should be your middle name:) Great pics!

  5. Ivonne

    I’d be jumping for joy if I got to do all the stuff you do! Great ‘jumping theme’!! What will you think of next?!!? Looking forward to it!!!

  6. Leah Schulz

    You are too much fun! What an exciting journey.


  7. Diana Villa

    You sure had lots of fun and I love your pictures, I would like to go to Guatemala City looks like a beautiful place! 😀

  8. Shelby Bromley

    I absolutely love your jumping photos! You can tell you’re very passionate about your travels.

  9. Aireona Raschke – Nightborn Travel

    Did we miss doing this in Haiti!? I love these pictures, they are so you. 🙂 Such a great adventuring spirit.

  10. Chava Mazal

    You are just so cute and fun, I love it! You inspired me to travel.

  11. Meagan

    Great idea.

  12. Jessica

    I love learning about different countries and this is a really cool post. Great pictures as well.

  13. Sassy

    Your jump shots are making me really happy! 🙂

  14. Lulle

    I love those pictures, it looks like you’re having so much fun! I’d really love to visit Guatemala, I’ve never been to South America.

  15. Alessandra

    This is such a creative idea! It does transmit this sense of happiness when you take these awesome shots around the world! 🙂

  16. Madame X

    Aww that’s a cute collection of travel photos! I always love your travel adventures!

  17. blair villanueva

    You’ve got awesome shots! I like it 🙂
    PS. how many shots and jumps you made before capturing the best one?

  18. Nicholas D Nolte

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    decided to browse your website on my iphone during lunch break.
    I love the info you provide here and can’t wait to take a look when I
    get home. I’m surprised at how quick your blog loaded on my phone
    .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, great blog!

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