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Antique Guatemala

January 23, 2012
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Matt and I were in Antigua for three days.
Here are the things that I will remember:
The hostel- The Black Cat- it was a ton of fun, enjoyed the company of the people in our dorm (two Ausie girls and an American guy from North Dakota), loud American music at night, a nice bar, free breakfast, and only $8 USD a night.
Café No Sé- A unique place. The walls are covered with bizarre art and photographs, serving all kinds of tequila and mezcal (Guiness Book of World Records vouches for this), plus Gallo and Moza beer on tap, in three bars inside a long, shotgun-style building. The mezcal was intense.

Parque Central- The heart of the city. There were a few old buildings, a music festival, watched several live performances, a mime, two boys spinning fire http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpvP5p0kOKY , and I purchased super cheap and delicious typical Guatemalan food on the street.  I had a Tostada which is fried corn tortilla with guacamole and tomato sauce along with Atol de elote, being a sweet corn soup like consistency drink.

The roads- they were absolutely horrible at first, then slightly better as we got closer to Antigua.
The border- not having a license plate was a problem. I sat with five Guatemalan little boys who were trying to clean my shoes for a couple hours while Matt made a license plate out of paper and laminated it. Nice, isn’t it?
I hope crossing the border isn’t an issue tomorrow!
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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Grandma permalink
    January 23, 2012 1:24 pm

    Anna & Matt,

    Thanks for taking us along on your vacation, it has really been nice to see where you have been, you pictures are beautiful, I know the building are old, lots of history.

    Stay safe

    Love

    Grandma

  2. Caroline aka Mom permalink
    January 23, 2012 3:40 pm

    Wow, you guys have have covered alot of ground. Hope your espanol is improving. Three days is time enough to explore the area…yeah, I want more pictures! We have all been in miserable weather up here in the DC area. Lots of ice and freezing temperatures-yuk. Glad to hear that you are meeting others and having fun in the sun! Are most of the streets cobblestone in the cities? oh, btw, what is mezcal? lym

  3. Grams permalink
    January 23, 2012 4:35 pm

    What a wonderful trip so far……..and what a education to see all the beautiful little towns and meet the people along the way. Just stay safe and enjoy! grams

  4. sharon permalink
    January 24, 2012 12:28 am

    Anna,
    Joe wants a bottle of mezcal, oh and leave the worm in it! Hope you continue to have a wonderful trip. Let us know where you are heading next and send lots of pictures! Love, Sharon

  5. Grams permalink
    January 24, 2012 11:00 pm

    Forgot to mention nice picture of you and Matt………

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