El Convento Boutique Hotel
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... government got bored of fixing up Antigua after earthquakes so decided to move the capital to what is now Guatemala City. I think it may have been a good thing that they decided to move the capital, if it had stayed in Antigua it would likely have been bulldozed and developed and be as ugly as Guatemala City is now. The streets of Antigua are based on the grid system, with Central Park at it's centre and the old town extending ...
Or La Antigua Guatemala! today we are in Puerto Quetzal which is a newish port in Guatemala and whilst there is a very pretty cruise terminal area with palm trees, lots of stalls ( mainly selling the same stuff it must be said!) and a couple of cafes beyond that there is nothing but commercial stuff. David, from our Cruise Critic roll call, had arranged a private tour with Elizabeth Bell who is an American who has lived in La Antigua for 46 years and written books about ...
... now coated with black soot. These people are sensitive to being photographed so no photos of the church. Once again very diverse and colourful markets with both produce and craft work. The most spectacular sight for me was this upmarket hotel that had taken over a monastery building. They had some beautiful parrots and macaws in the courtyard garden. We wound our way back out of ...
... had breaded beef tenderloin with salad and Dylan had the plain tenderloin with potato cakes. The meals were delicious! Back to the hotel and we got ready for our volcano expedition. It was me, Dylan, Thomas and Nathan going and we would have our own private tour. Our guide Ronaldo picked us up at 7:00. We headed to a coffee plantation opposite Fuego volcano. Here we left the car and got into the back of a coffee transport truck which drove us up the hillside. On the way up we saw ...
... before falling asleep by reading and writing. What an easy day!
Day 2: November 6, 2014
Since Gonzalo was in charge of breakfast the previous day that morning it was my turn. We still had enough fruit, so I just had to get yogurt, cheese and bread which cost around Q20. We made breakfast and enjoyed it on the open-air terrace in the second floor. At about 10.15 we were ready to explore the former colonial capital.
Antigua was declared a ...