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Published: November 9th 2018
Last day breakfast
Away from the hotel
SC writes: A few last comments from Antigua Guatemala.Because of it's history (built in 1543) and "impressive beauty" Antigua was declared a WorldHeritage site by UNESCO in 1979. It is the second most visited destination in Guatemala and has certainly enabled us to chill out after the trip - despite some minor security worries. (E.g. We went into a couple of small local grocery stores yesterday in search of nibbles. Each had a cash desk behind stout iron bars - like prison cell). Having said that we have not had any sort of problem at all, beyond haggling with taxi drivers.Anyway the weather here has been uniformly good. Warm but not hot, some cloud but no rain, and certainly shorts and t-shirt weather. Today we gave up on the hotel breakfasts and went out for brunch ....very nice. Best breakfast since the start in Guatemala
city.Visited a couple more new places including Paseo de los Museos, part of a large 5 * hotel, which was great. See assorted images. We spent a few hours there and also went up a volcano to the mountain top annex... This was all thanks to the tourist information office ..incredibly helpful. That took up most of the afternoon. We then came back to the hotel to pack afresh for the monumental journey to NZ.
Then out for some personal maintenace - see picture before an early supper. We had a Pizza (something safe pre-travel) which turned out to be be very good indeed. We don't eat steaks all the time! Now I'm writing this before an early night because...
We leave at 04:30 tomorrow
for a 45km journey to Guatemala City Airport. Then we fly to Dallas, enter the USA (which takes about an hour), fly on to L.A. and then have 5 hours before the long flight to Aukland. We'll get into a lounge for a shower and change of clothes. Then we fly late on Friday night
and arrive on SUNDAY
morning after crossing the date line.
Another ruined monastary
There are so many ruined churches, convents and monestaries in Antigua
We'll be ahead of you all then instead of behind. More from NZ on Sunday...
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