Hostel el Caminante
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Travel Blogs from Antigua Guatemala
... cooperative's 31 farmers have been empowered by becoming independent land-owners and lifting themselves out of poverty was remarkable and we instantly knew that we were in the right place. We were also thrilled to learn that As Green coffee is distributed in Canada and, just so y'all know, we will happily be placing regular orders to our new coffee source! More info to come when we get ...
... t really sure what our next stop was going to be but after chatting to people at the hostel it seemed everyone was heading to Antigua, so we thought hey lets do something different so we headed to Rio Dulce. We were still travelling with the Canadians who had a third mate who had flown over and met up with them, but none of us really new what to expect in Rio Dulce but we had heard about a hot spring or something, guess we'll just have to go and check it out for ...
After being up all night with vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain it was safe to say when my alarm went off at 7am, I was all ready awake and not ready to get up. Ash and I had discussed during my numerous trips to the bathroom last night that there was no way I was traveling to El Salvador today. So Ash had offered to go and see if my ticket was refundable or transferable, which of course it was not. Ash had also come back with some lozenges for my sore throat, some Gatorade ...
... and some increasing noises from the crater the guide suggested calmly and then urgently that we begin our descent! On the way down with the improved view we got to see all we missed on the way up and so was really enjoyable. We were back at base in no time and then headed back to Antigua. We got showered and headed for a really nice Mexican lunch with Alberto and two of his friends. After lunch we got some coffee and strolled around the ...
We got a minibus shuttle from Samuc Champey direct to Antigua. This has the advantage of not having to make three bus transfers to get to Antigua and avoids the hassle and pollution of spending time in Guatemala City, but the disadvantage of being in a minibus the whole way rather than a big bus for most of the journey. Taking the shuttle minibus cut the journey time to from 8 hours to 6 hours and also cut the circulation to my left leg for 4 hours. It ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed