Porta Hotel Antigua
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We started today with a walking tour of Antigua. This Spanish colonial town has 48 churches that over the centuries have fallen into decay. Many of the churches were destroyed by earthquakes. Prior to 1776, Antigua was the capital city of Guatemala under Spanish colonial rule. Because of the many earthquakes, a decision was made to move the capital …
Today we left Lake Atitlan for Antigua. It was a perfect day, much clearer than any of the days thus far. We stopped along the way and were able to get some great shots of the volcanoes from a scenic overlook. The drive to Antigua was about 100km but with the roads being under construction in several spots it took almost 3 hours.
in the morning after a nice egg and toast which was free i packed up my stuff and got a taxi the the bus station, which i shared with a familiy who was also going to antigua. we split the fare and hopped on a chicken bus which cost oh 15Q for and hour and a half ride .. chicken busses tend to be packed with too many people and drive a bus like a …
... in the pictures were made out of tissue paper taped together and supported by bamboo poles. They were elaborately painted and displayed beautifully. These kites did not fly but there were many smaller ones that filled the skies. We came to Antigua, Guatemala primarily to learn Spanish, but it has given us so much more than language: it has given us a chance to make great international and local friends, and to learn more about this beautiful country than one can read about in a travel ...
... us and asked "hey, have you been robbed?". We sheepishly nodded to which he replied, "Me too! Twice". We then had a high five celebration of our Gringoness. On getting back to the hostel we found a third victim. We did what only could be done. Rummaged another $20 from our stash and launched back into the fray, bottle of Flor de Cáná in hand.
The next morning was a little slow. We still managed an amazing breakfast and to see the sights. I ...
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