Hotel Ciudad Vieja
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... and graffiti that looked vaguely threatening. So rather than criss-cross through town as we would normally do in any new place, we struck with the crowds on 6a Avenida and walked due south.
Then without prior warning, we suddenly found ourselves at the start of a vintage car parade! Pausing curbside, we spent the next several minutes gawking at very old cars, many with fashionable young people behind the wheel.
... jumping platform, with our guide Mingo egging us on 'don't think, just jump'. Getting a bit more cautious in my 30s, I would never have seen myself jumping off a 12m bridge on this trip but I did. After dropping the tubes, Mingo casually invited us to take a walk in the caves, but there was nothing casual about it. Clutching candles for light, all of us except the men of the older couples made our way into the cave. Before long we were swimming with a candle in one ...
... the same trip so we were a bit unnerved but still went and were obviously fine but we saw 3 or 4 police trucks with loads of cops with big guns. They take this stuff serious here. Overall Antigua was a great city and it has a nice colonial feel to it with lots of stuff to see and do.
After 6 nights it was time to move on and we took a bus to San Pedro de la Laguna on the shores of Lago Atitlan, a great lake surrounded by volcanoes about 4 hours west of ...
... entrances. Oh, we had an armed guard escort, I think his name was John. There are a lot of western businesses in the city, such as McD's, Quiznos, Payless, Westin, Holiday Inn, Wendy's, Taco Bell, Shell, Burger King. Outside the city, there was none of this. The city was very quiet. Not many cars on the road, and I don't know if that's typical or just because it's Sunday. It is also very clean here, even the highways and roads are very clean. There are a ...
... fat Americans.
The afternoon rolled around and we decided to explore some old library ruins next to one of the bigger churches. These proved uneventful as we didn’t have a guide or any clue as to what the history was about. So we made it up. This, so we believe, was the first launch pad for space travel built in the 1500s. The rocket ship ...