Hostel el Caminante
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Travel Blogs from Antigua Guatemala
... Families and businesses save money for months in order to buy the materials (which include sawdust, paint, flowers, fruits, and vegetables) and spend time coming up with the design and executing it only to see it destroyed and swept up within about 5 minutes of the procession passing by. It's quite the act of faith and beauty. I've never seen anything like it and so It makes sense why people flock to Antigua during this week. I hope you enjoy the ...
... from coffee's natural delicious flavour. Many would agree that nothing beats a simple, but perfectly prepared shot of espresso or cup of coffee.
So how exactly do you gain a better appreciation for this venerable drink? Visit a coffee farm, of course! It's something I've wanted to do for some time, having missed out on an opportunity to visit one while in Colombia's Zona Cafetera a couple of years ago, instead opting for ...
... a block from the central square, we had a nice big room to ourselves opening out onto a communal courtyard area and our host Janet was delightful. Although she spoke English well she always encouraged us to use our Spanish and helped us muddle through it when we got stuck. We were staying with 3 Americans and a Swedish girl all of whom again were really friendly and we got on well with. One of them, Patrick (Schmeckpeper, ...
... this World Heritage site. So many churches, sad so many in ruin from earthquakes. A volcano stands shadowing over Antigua as a constant reminder.
I'll send this now while I can and finish later.
Heading to Tikal on the overnight bus.
After exploring the main sites I headed back to my hostel. I needed food. I ordered Nachos with salsa, guacamole and cheese. A massive plate arrived and several people around me had food envy. I also had a banana ...
... a name you pick a number. Whoever has the number one goes first and picks a present and unwraps it. The person with the number 2 can then choose to either steal the present from number one or unwrap another present. This goes on until everyone has had a go. If your present gets stolen you are allowed to unwrap another present, if there are any left, or steal from someone else. A present can only be stolen 3 times. I ended up getting gifts stolen from me two times but ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed