Devil Burning, Antigua Guatemala

'Hey!' the receptionist at the recommendable Yellow House in Antigua, Guatemala greeted us as we returned from lunch on Dec 7 last year. 'Are you guys going to the Devil Burning tonight?'  Whiplash. 'Umm.. the whaaaaat?' I ask. 'The Devil Burning,' she confirms. 'Yes, Yes, we are most certainly, definitely, 100% going to the Devil Burning tonight.' I nod. 'What is it?'

And this is one of the many reasons we loved Antigua. This wasn't the first surprise festival that we'd have the great fortune of attending during our time in Antigua... and seriously.. who doesn't want to see the devil burn? What else are you going to do on a Monday night?