Casa Santo Domingo
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCasa Santo Domingo Antigua Guatemala
One of the most interesting hotels I have used for travel. Everything had a purpose, playing as a museum and hotel. At night, the candlelit walkways looking over loose rose petals in vases of water was romantic and soothing.
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After a quick trip to Starbucks for breakfast, we met Molly's trusted cabbie, Eric, for a trip to the old town of Antigua. Antigua means Ancient. During the trip I discovered a few things about Guatemala; there really are no "rules of the road" and vehicle air pollution is bad. There is also the ever-present Chicken Buses, which are school buses …
... before heading out for some late lunch. We go to the big supermarket to get some milk and muesli for breakfast and decide to get some more chips and frijole dip for an early snack before just getting dinner bit later. We grab a street food snack and head to Central Park to sit back, eat the chips, chill out and watch the rat race of everyone rushing around us. It's packed with locals playing music, hawkers and plenty of people just doing the same as us. We head back to Tropicana ...
... for a sunrise view of the ruins. Long story short, it turns out that two eagar and clueless Irish girls are not allowed to ascend the track through the jungle in the dark without a guide . Funny that. And so off we trudged to the tent to feign sleep for another 2 hours until 6am. We spent the morning exploring the ruins again, getting around to the Temples and Forums that we hadn't covered the evening before. After a quick wash under a cold tap in the toilet block ...
... it was anyone’s guess. We both found out first hand there was definitely some obtrusive sharp rocks under there.
Further into the cave system we hit a rock wall that had a fairly active flow of water falling over it. There was a single rope tied off at the top and it was time to do some extreme cave waterfall climbing. Our lifeline was never going to last so we blew it out and gripped it between our teeth to make ...
... luckily we got first class seats again. I remember right after take off as we were climbing altitude, we were able to get a good view of Guatemala City with the volcanos in the background. Once I couldn't see the volcanoes anymore, I ended up sleeping for the remainder of the flight back to the states.
Overall, Antigua was a pretty cool town. I was definitely disappointed we couldn't do Bonaire, but I was still glad we could do Guatemala. I ...