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All you need is love in Antigua

May 14th 2016
HE SAID... Today we were travelling southeast from San Jorge la Laguna to Antigua(with a small detour north to Chichicastenango). We said our goodbyes to Dora and her family at our home stay house in San Jorge la Laguna, walked down the steep cobblestone path to the town square at 8:30am, loaded our packs onto the roof of a waiting minibus and started out on the final leg of this ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Guatemala » Capital Region » Antigua

Guatemalan Flag The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experience... ... read more
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24th June 2016

Guatemalan patterns
Glad you made it to Antigua from the lake in one piece, avoiding being hit by the wild chicken buses. I was on several where the drivers were swigging cane liquor out of the bottle, making them even more crazed than usual. So sorry, Ren, your tummy didn't avoid being hit by a bug, but how lovely that Andrew was so helpful. And Andrew, I'm with you--not much use in pointing out reality to those from other planets--doubtful we'll awaken them to our crueler reality. Love your photos of mercado merchandise!
25th June 2016

Re: Guatemalan patterns
Ah Tara I'm glad I didn't know about the drunk chicken bus drivers! What idiots. I escaped any tummy issues in India, so a 24 hour bug on this trip was ok I suppose...but it still annoyed me. I would love to know how the crazy people sniff out that Andrew's a good listener :) And thanks - Central American markets are so beautiful.

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