El Convento Boutique Hotel
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... way and lunch stop. By now the bug had taken a firm grip on Jen, and she was unable to even keep water down up to this stage. But she managed a small cracker that would be her lunch. The combination of the bug and altitude (we were now at over 3000m) was taking its toll on Jen. We pushed on slowly and eventually made it to the camp site before sunset. It was an amazing hike that passed through the farm lands below (somehow they manage to farm on 45deg slopes!), the cloud ...
... the afternoon while chatting with people. Erick went to work and I went back to my room shortly after to relax a bit. I was going to watch one of the movies, but they didn't work. So I went over to Zoola for help and of course ended up drinking and even was convinced to order this supposedly amazing burger. It took over an hour for my food to come up and wasn't even that ...
... another to occupy more rainforest to repeat the process. Is history repeating itself? Everyday we see Guatemalans toss rubbish on the ground and in the sea/rivers nonchalantly and there are tonnes of plastic bags at the sides of roads and often the noxious smell of burning plastic in the air. There is no sustainable infrastructure in this part of the world to deal with waste. In a nutshell, as we skipped Tikal ruins but we still wanted to support ecotourism by visiting ...
... we could only see the facade walls) and he explained that this is the largest house in Antigua. It literally takes up an entire block.
One of my favourite parts of our tour was walking through the Santo Domingo Hotel, the most famous hotel in Central America. After the earthquake in the 1700s the city of Antigua was evacuated and people returned many, many years later. By the time civilization returned to the city, many buildings were destroyed, overgrown, ...
... about as a grid pattern and mostly the streets are one way because they are narrow. Antigua suffered a big earthquake last year and some of the older homes were destroyed. As this is a World heritage site there are severe restrictions on any replacement and generally the owners can't afford to make good the damage. It all adds to the quaintness! Lots of churches in various stages of repair and of course the local street sellers and their stalls add to the vibrant ...