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Travel Blogs from Antigua Guatemala
Both of us got up late. We may have over ordered the alchol last night. Got packed to be out of room by 11 but left our bags there til the bus cames at 3 to take us to Antigua. I went to the internet cafe while Tom sat across the street at the Jaguar making friends. One was Brent, who lives in Alaska and knows Leif and Jarrett from McCarthy, who we …
... really loud music…normally things I would be thoroughly enjoying and getting in to, but after 2 weeks in the mountains with the only noise being chickens, dogs and bus horns, neither of us were really in the right frame of mind for it. It was mostly foreigners as well, rather than locals. We did however get chatting to two guys in there from Guatemala City, who were nice. We asked them where else we could go and they took us to another bar called Sin Ventura, which ...
... and some gift it was.
Thanks for reading, as always. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers, especially for this upcoming weekend. We'll be visiting the Guatemala City Dump. I won't go into it, but it's essentially a site of devastating poverty and horrible living conditions. From what I've read about it I have a feeling it will be a very life-shaping experience. As such, please keep me in your thoughts.
'Til next time,
... stay we worked, worked and worked!
Every day we waked up with lovely dogs barking at 6.30, helped at the clinic to clean after the animals, give them food and medicine, went walking with 4 dog cages and did some other
different jobs: building, gardening, playing with kitties, etc.
We had several projects:
Building 2 puppy houses
Hammocks for puppies
Beds for dogs
Cutting old banana trees
... a pothole. I don’t think a part of my body had ever hurt like that in my life for those first 5 minutes. I just stopped where I was and called to the microbus driver who was also playing with us. Once he decided that no, I was not joking, I actually was hurt, he carried me up on his back up the hill towards the bus. Keep in mind that he was a Guatemalan guy, aka pretty small, and Gringa Lara is not exactly a little one down ...
TravelPod Member ReviewsPosada el Refugio Antigua Guatemala
It was dark, we had our packs and it was cheap. $15 a night for two. The room was kind of grimy and the security was lax. I would probably not stay again,but for what we paid and the circumstances it worked.
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