Travel Blogs from Guatemala City
..Und unsere Reise ging weiter nach Costa Rica... eine lange Busfahrt wartete auf uns, wir rechneten mit ca. 27 Stunden, einer Übernachtung in San Salvador (nun Übernachtung ist übertrieben, es sollten 6 Stunden werden) quer durch Honduras und Nicaragua mit dem Ziel San Jose in Costa Rica. Abenteuer oder Desaster ? ...wir waren gespannt......
This place rocks! The views are to die for. A volcano in almost every direction you look. The grounds (gardens) are spectacular. Not sure there are two of any plant. Quite the botanical garden.
The house is comfortable with patios and decks galore. And my favorite thing in the whole world...hammocks! There is one just outside the upstairs master bedroom so you get ...
... big airport. I was soooo happy to see a gentleman holding up my name just outside the airport doors. Almicar and I chatted the 45 kilometers to Antigua. What a nice guy!
Arrived at the compound around 9:00 p.m. After a quick tutorial by Oscar the security guard I was alone in my home-away-from-home. Too tired to want to look around much. Pitch black outside anyway. I'll save it until tomorrow. ...
After a fairly long journey from Lanquin over some of Guatemala's more 'interesting' roads, we found ourselves in Antigua. Antigua is an extremely beautiful city boasting colourful colonial buildings, a beautiful park in the middle of the central plaza and surrounded by towering volcanoes.
We checked into Casa Amarillo (Yellow House) which had amazing views of Volcan Fuego, and had a bit of hammock time on the roof terrace. The best bit ...
... just a simplistic joy that only comes from peace with one's surroundings and fellow human beings. The friendly nature seems to be pretty common here, whether from the locals, fellow backpackers, or other long term residents. I imagine it would be difficult to fall into too dark of a mood in a place so beautiful. Valentine's Day will now mark an anniversary of our first day in paradise.
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking