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Published: November 8th 2018
Cote de Boeuf in Waitrose
Last night - our first dinner post-Exodus tour - we went to an Argentinian parilla (steak) restaurant. All very good (note to self: in Central America ‘medium’ evidently equates to ‘bleeding all over the plate’, what in the UK we would describe as ‘capable of being resuscitated by a good vet’) ... but then we had to get back to our hotel at the advanced hour of 8:30 pm. Having been warned of the dangers of walking, we eventually managed to flag down a tuktuk (yes, the little 2stroke things found all over India, and now exported here). (SC - We were helped in finding the tuktuk by the armed guard outside the restaurant. That tells you all you need to know.) We agreed a price, and set off.
The streets of Antigua city are cobbled with very small stones, sectioned off every 6 feet or so by much larger, shaped cobbles. The road surface sinks much more within the sections than along the larger ‘ribs’ ... hence creating speed bumps every 6 feet or so. When a tuktuk travels at speed it kinda ... bounces from one rib to the next ... easily the most interesting
road trip so far! (By heck, we felt every bounce!). SC - but at 1.5 to get back to the hotel 1 km away it was very good good bouncy value).
Today were have been pocking around some more. Found yet another interst place to visit but it proved impossible to do so... Book in advance, party of 5 require, send emails etc etc. All to difficult, so once again we have been thwarted in Guatemala.
Still there are sites to see and places to visit.
Tomorrow we will focus on personal maintence and packing....
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