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Travel Blogs from Antigua
I decided a night in Puerto del Rosario might be good for a change of scene and I had an early flight in the morning. I probably should have listened more to what I'd been told, it's more industrial and not so enjoyable. Still it was a transit stop that helped me get to the airport in plenty of time, the bus being much more efficient than I'd expected.
... sun. Not the wind so much and you get dust from the Sahara blowing in which made it impossible to see Lanzarote across the way at times.
I found a relaxed hostel at the north end of town that had a nice back yard and deck leading down to the shore. I didn't get up to much during my time here apart from the beach, sun and cheap food and drink. Caught some of the World Cup matches and the F1 at a local bar, Alis Tavern, run by an Irish lady and her Italian boyfriend that was good ...
... and squeezed to prepare health remedies. One plant can be used for over a hundred years. The Salt Museum was interesting too. I bought some Fuerteventura salt to bring home.
I enjoyed this relative “down time” in my trip, and I always like learning about a country and culture unfamiliar to me, but this being a generally hot place, I probably won’t hurry to return. That’s just me; hordes of people think ...
... the Braemar all the way from Cape Verde (very true).
We had a couple more drinks then went along to the Thistle Restaurant for the “last supper” with Mick and Jackie, Les and Gillian and Kevin and Val. Then we hotfooted it along to the Neptune Lounge for the show; we didn’t think we’d have any luck getting in but we managed to get a good vantage point right at the back by sitting on a ledge. Tonight ...
... and more musicians entertaining the crowds.We have visited some very diverse ports on this cruise, met some lovely people, enjoyed good food and apart from David bashing his knees and myself now having a cough and cold it had been a great start to the New Year.Now we can look forward to joining MS Braemar on another voyage in a few weeks time to West Africa & Cape Verde ...
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Other places to stay in Antigua
Carretera Jandia Km. 11, Antigua | 4 star hotelfrom $104
Carretera Jandia Km 11, Urb Fuerteventura Golf Resort, Antigua | 4 star hotelfrom $115
Alcalde Juan Evora Suarez, Antigua | 3 star hotelfrom $23
La Corte, 1, Antigua | 4 star hotelfrom $99