The Dory

A dory is a small, shallow-draft boat, about 16 to 23 feet (5 to 7 meters) long. It is usually a lightweight boat with high sides, a flat bottom and sharp bows. They are easy to build because of their simple lines. For centuries, dories have been used as traditional fishing boats, both in coastal waters and in the open sea. Strictly speaking, the only … Continue reading The Dory

National Palace of Antigua Guatemala

The National Palace of Antigua, or Palacio Nacional de Antigua, is located in the Central Square of Antigua, Guatemala. Antigua is a city in the central highlands of Guatemala famous for its well-preserved Spanish Baroque-influenced architecture as well as a number of ruins of colonial churches. It served as the capital of the Kingdom of Guatemala. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. … Continue reading National Palace of Antigua Guatemala

El Salvador #407 (1912)

The Republic of El Salvador (República de El Salvador, literally “Republic of The Savior”) lies in the isthmus of Central America between latitudes 13° and 15°N, and longitudes 87° and 91°W. It stretches 168 miles (270 kilometers) from west-northwest to east-southeast and 88 miles (142 km) north to south, with a total area of 8,124 square miles (21,041 km²). As the smallest and the most densely … Continue reading El Salvador #407 (1912)

Panama #C236 (1960)

Panama #C236 (1960)

The Republic of Panama (República de Panamá in Spanish), is a country usually considered to be entirely in North America or Central America. It is bordered by Costa Rica to the west, Colombia (in South America) to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. The capital and largest city is Panama City, whose metropolitan area is home … Continue reading Panama #C236 (1960)

Nicaragua #C237 (1939)

Nicaragua #C237 (1939)

The Republic of Nicaragua (República de Nicaragua in Spanish), is the largest country in the Central American isthmus. It occupies a landmass of 50,567 square miles (130,967 km²) and has three distinct geographical regions: the Pacific lowlands — fertile valleys which the Spanish colonists settled, the Amerrisque Mountains (North-central highlands), and the Mosquito Coast (Atlantic lowlands/Caribbean lowlands). The low plains of the Atlantic Coast are 60 miles (97 … Continue reading Nicaragua #C237 (1939)

Guatemala #120 (1902)

Guatemala #120 (1902)

The Republic of Guatemala (República de Guatemala), is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the Caribbean to the east, Honduras to the east and El Salvador to the southeast. With an estimated population of around 15.8 million, it is the most populated state in Central America. A representative … Continue reading Guatemala #120 (1902)