Hotel Convento Santa Catalina
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Travel Blogs from Antigua Guatemala
... person said, "you are going to love it there. It is so beautiful." It was that, and more. If you have read any post before this one you know I travel without expectation. I do this because I love being pleasantly (and sometimes, but rarely, unpleasantly) surprised. The things you hear sitting at home are often views or opinions influenced by the media or of someone who hasn't been, and are almost always unfortunate generalizations. For ...
... intrepid girls went down the slide. One of the dads in our group tried the slide. That was hilarious; he had to push himself down the slide as there wasn’t enough water flowing to get him moving.
The 7-year old vendor from last night found us again outside the gate of the pool. She let me take her picture for a quetzal. I gave her more. She didn’t have the ...
... so he must have read about it on trip advisor. The museum had TONS of interesting info on the history of chocolate. Did you know in the past in Guatemala you could trade three cacao beans for a rabbit!? They were used as a currency! Of course when Hernan Cortez discovered it and took it back to Spain it became a very special delicacy reserved only for the wealthiest of people. Did you know an Irishman invented chocolate milk in a lab? And ...
... go-slow. We didn't do too much for the first two days but then Sonny came up with an idea - a Guatemalan cooking course. As the words fell out of her mouth I went cold, my bones felt like ice, my heart was like steel and my internal man spirit shriveled up like a piece of old biltong. My brain quickly intervened and pushed out the only word it could find that didn't rhyme with 'Sloooooow', and I said 'Ok'.
It takes a lot for me to admit this, but ...
... 8211; done, for now.
Info: it takes at least eight hours from Flores to Guate. Linea Dorada buses are nice (once you get going) there are 2 overnight options also through LD. There’s a little office in Flores that can arrange the shuttle for you too though they are a little overpriced. It may be best to purchase LD ticket from Santa Elena then shuttle Guate – Antigua separately.
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet