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 …
... br> At 11p.m we arrived in Antigua a mere 5.5hrs behind schedule. Ryan and I got dropped off at the Santa Domingo hotel to meet Mary as she was at a school function. After much confusion at the entrance trying to explain our way in (‘mi amigo Mary una teacher, is at a ‘fiesta’ here, por favour, enter?’) we eventually reached the reception where we waited for Mary. We weren’t exactly ‘fresh’ after our day of ...
... with no soul being involved in such activities but hey ho! Not serious obviously and have to say the tour seems less lively without her.
And so we have new people. Des and Ailsa who are a nice retired couple from Sydney, Costa who is a Greek Australian currently living in Dubai, Lauren from the States and Ramona from Switzerland. All settling in well so far and so we move towards ...
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