Real Plaza Hotel Suites
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Reduced mobility rooms
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... signs hanging out of shops or restaurants in Antigua but we finally got there and it didn't disappoint. It was like a Roman Villa which had been turned into a Mcdonalds and in the garden there was an incredible view of the Volcano. Filled ourselves up with chicken nuggets and chips and headed up to the viewpoint. The walk up wasn't nearly as bad as the one in Phi phi in Thailand but it was tough enough and we had to stop a few times so we ...
So it turns out I was a bit hasty in saying you'd hear from Sophie next.. She's busy planning the rest of the trip so blog duty has fallen to me - I probably shouldn't complain! So we endured the rest of the overnight bus trip without incident, this time being prepared with jackets and beanies to ward off the freezing air-conditioning. We stopped in Guatemala City (which the guidebook isn't too fond of) and immediately jumped into ...
... we helped pick some coffee before heading to his house/factory where he took us through the rest of the coffee making process before we sampled some of his coffee that his wife (and Jacqui) had ground by hand as part of the tour. It was pretty good, the coffee here you don't really need sugar or milk, just neat! Jacqui even took a little taste even though she don't like the stuff!
... is nearly as interesting as in Vietnam with the local 'chicken' buses carrying all manner of people and goods strapped to the roof careering along the roads. They plus the huge articulated lorries winding their way along and with no road etiquette re which side to pass a vehicle made for an interesting ride. I loved seeing local life as we passed by- young children walking alongside what would be the equivalent of our A1 ; rows of shacks or rather shops ...
... to drive on these bumpy streets. What makes it even more challenging is that Antigua is a very popular city for tourists from abroad as well as local tourists and on weekends the roads become heavily congested, but there are no traffic lights at all in the city centre. Fausto explained some other rules such as buildings in certain parts of the city can't be higher than one story and that all the buildings can only be painted one of ten colours.