Posada El Antano
Travel Blogs from Antigua Guatemala
We've now been in Antigua for two months and we just love the lifestyle! This last month we’ve become quite active cooks, as we live five minutes from the market, which sells fresh, locally grown, cheap produce that is just too delicious to resist. Some of our favourite things to make at the moment include homemade sweet potato vegie burgers (they have really kept my Grill’d cravings at bay – I also handmade the tomato relish we put on ...
... and macaws in the garden - I was speaking Spanish to them but they kept ignoring me - I think they must speak in Mayan! A guide took us around the town and to the famous market dating back thousands of years. Having a guide was invaluable as he took us to places we wouldn't have gone by ourselves. The market was huge, selling everything from rope to chillies to clothes to kittens and cows. It was mostly local people there with few tourists and it felt very traditional. ...
... that it's a national tradition, not just confined to Antigua.
From Antigua we travelled into the Highlands to Lake Atitlan, which is one of my favourite places so far. The lake is surrounded by several volcanoes. It's a very beautiful setting. Because it was the tail end of Semana Santa, everywhere was busy (Guatemalans get the whole week off and escape to places like the lakes or beaches). We got lucky however and found ...
... and perfect timing, knows just what we need when we need it. The song was a bookend for an amazing trip and I know that I will never sing it the same old way again.
“Jesus loves the little children,
all the children of the world.
Red and yellow, black or white,
they are precious in His sight,
Jesus loves the little children of
... There sat Ryan, the Australian guy I met my first night in Playa del Carmen Mexico. He introduced us to the owner of the hostel Cesar, a friend of his Sergio, and young German named Mike. We put our stuff into our room and all of us sat around and visited for a while. It wasn’t long before Ryan, Mike, Viv, and I decided to schedule a hike to climb the Volcano Pacaya for 2:00pm the following day. We also invited Lindsey, who was young girl from Canada ...