Published: July 26th 2012June 30th 2012
Cerro de la Cruz
Cerro de la Cruz- view from the top
Today, we went to Antigua, the old capital city. To get there, we took a chicken bus. Chicken buses are old American school buses that are sold to Guatemala, fixed up, and painted crazy colors. You can take them almost everywhere, and it is definitely an experience. It was a shaky ride, with people stepped on every few miles to try to sell all kinds of things (candy, mints, toys).
The first thing we did was hike Cerro de la Cruz for a beautiful view of the city. Luckily, it was market day in Antigua, so our next stop was to do some bartering! Cultural Note
-In Guatemala, bartering is a given. You ask how much something costs, but the first price they tell you is always too high. You say a lower number and keep going back and fort until both of you are satisfied.
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