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Travel Blogs from Antigua Guatemala
... heard that it is called the gringo (Foreigner) town and is very western/touristy but we were pleasantly surprised that it still retains its own charm & character. The vibe is awesome and having 3 large volcanoes as the back drop to the city is spectacular. From our hotel roof we can see Volcan Agua to the south, Volcan Fuego (The most active) & double peaked Volcan Acatenango.
Antigua has the largest Semana Santa (Easter) celebration in the world ...
... it used to be in North Carolina. Duke bought the plant about 6 years ago, however it was already 10 years old and did not meet emission standards in NC. They disassembled it piece by piece and "shipped" it to Guatemala, then re-assembled it! I cannot really understand how this could have been cheaper than just building a plant with local materials.
We finished up around 5pm and changed out of our steel toed boots, ...
We still have a few "chicken" bus rides to take on this trip and both seeing them on the road and hearing about the bustling and colourful local scene here in Antigua I just had to see it for myself.
Seeing the buses all lined up, some with their engines idling made for an interesting ...
... we shared tents and food, we stood at the bottom of the Vulcano. It was eight in the morning, the fog was heavy and there was not even a tiny bit of blue sky, what did not lift my spirits and motivation. This challenge I accepted mostly because of the promising view. Luckily our guide warned us, that we probably think we will never manage this hike after walking the first half an hour. Yes and how the hell should I manage 6 hours of that, when my body wanted to give ...
... pouring rain back towards civilization again.
Antigua was our next destination, another old city with cobblestone streets and surrounded by volcanoes, some still active.
After researching the different volcanoes we decided to climb Pacaya with a tour guide. We had read and heard from another traveller that robberies are still common on some of the volcano hikes, especially the more rural ones. Pacaya is only ...
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