Palacio de Dona Leonor
Travel Blogs from Antigua Guatemala
... Tikal Temple 4 had made me more confident in my knee, so now doors were opening literally to rooms with nicer views up flights of stairs.
We checked out Antiguan cafes and became especially fond of an ‘Exotic Ice cream’ place. Our favourites were pistachio and brownie, caramelised white chocolate and roasted strawberry, a really odd one was ‘Cubana’ a blend of Cuban Rum, tobacco and caramelised fig, was apparently the ...
... always comes over me when we are packing up our luggage, when it's time to leave a place we've fallen in love with. I find it hard to stomach that this could possibly be the last time I ever see this place, but we'd been in touch with Hannake and Huib during the week and we'd forged a flimsy plan to hopefully meet Friday night back in Antigua. We were off to the beautiful Lake Atitlan for a few days, so we could only hope our master plan could come together to have one last night in ...
I didn't meet any illegal loggers or kidnappers when I crossed the border into Guatemala. After trying to navigate the various official and unofficial charges and get a reasonable deal with the money changers, I did, however, notice the guns. Everyone has a gun; usually a shotgun. Every bank, ATM, pharmacy, bus station, petrol station, bar, small business. By the end of my time in Guatemala, I was immune to the sight of them.
A couple of hours ...
... to Cerro de la cruc which was a bit of a killer. Steep incline up to the lookout with maaaany steps. No Jacobs Ladder (Perth), but the incline and the altitude (about 1500m above sea level) didn't make it easy. We also did a run around the old town and out a bit further to the outer reaches. The cobbled streets were an extra pain to navigate and Joe rolled his ankle at least once. Ayala also made it to the gym twice (really nice gym with top of the line equipment and loads of ...
... 8217;s last full day. We met Mary after she’d finished work and grabbed coffee and cake then headed for one last look at the markets. Colleen had gotten a taste for the haggling and got a few last minute items (some stuff I’m not sure she even wanted but at least got it for a good price!).
Saturday morning we were up early to help send Colleen on her way. Unfortunately this time the shuttle did arrive for her and after ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility