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Published: November 6th 2018
"Ooh! That's nice"
SC writes....So here we are in Antigua having waved off our touring companions.
Surrounded by three more volcanoes, Antigua is "impossibly cute" to quote Lonely Planet. Cobbled streets, low colonial buildings that give nothing away on the out side but usually reveal beautiful interiors and gardens within. Our hotel is one such building and we will be very comfortable here. It is only 10 minutes from the centre of town but the streets are VERY quite at night and we have been advised to take a taxi when returning to base after evening meals !! Security is clearly an issue.
So what does regrouping involve? A) Getting 20 lbs of laundry done at the local lavanderia. That's what you get after about 18 days travel. All good.B) Finding a place to get Cathy's back pack repaired as it is falling apart under the weight of books an puchases.... Mission accomplished with the help of the tourist office who directed us to a local seamstress.C) Getting a foot massage and luxury pedicure - Cj that is, but I might go for a haircut and beard trim tomorrow. Cathy's 45 minute appontment actually took 2 hours but she loved it. When
I turned up to meet Cj at 19:00 the shop was locked with her inside! Another indication of security concerns after dark...
Anyway we've had a good look around and booked a place for dinner tonight which looks fab. Also found the local artisanal market and did just a little more shopping! This afternoon we are relaxing.... More soon.
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