Travel Blogs from San Salvador
The bus journey to Antigua via Guatemala City was the worst so far, very very cold and the ride with the poor roads was very bumpy so we did not get much sleep at all! We got to Guatemala City around 7am and after a short wait for the shuttle to Antigua we were on our way and arrived at Antigua around 9. We had pre booked the hostel so we knew …
... well kept, but that was a stark contrast to the surrounding buildings. In what typifies a lot of Central American towns we have come across, the building were quite run down and dilapidated.
We decided to leave the downtown and head in the opposite direction toward one of the main monuments they put in the center of a roundabout. We must have been ...
... and we stand blinded wondering who we'll meet next. It's more army guys! They shake my hand and tell me it's dangerous for us to be here in the night. We accept the offer of help and they drive us back to the place we had just come from which turns out to be a coffee plantation. After some ridiculously sweet coffee we sit in the office with coffee pickers, armed guards and army guys surrounding us and try to use their phone to call Miguel. No joy on that front ...
... beers and a nice meal. The next day we didn't leave the hotel! We figured we were paying for it so may as well get the use from it, and also we had seen most oof San Miguel in our dive around the previous day and it did not excite us much. We caught up on some internet stuff, diary writing, afternoon napping, went for a run and a swim. It's incredible how enjoyable it was! Sometimes a bit of comfort goes a long way to reviving you for some more camping!
... the point after all. Determined to make the most of it, we hired a driver who took us to one of the volcanos in town and then to the beach to watch the surfers. The volcano walk was nice and well maintained and the view from the top was beautiful. Our drivers name is Nelson and he was great to have along. He also didn't speak any English. But after only a day, we're quickly learning out of necessity. My goal is to be able to have a decent conversation by the time we ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services