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A quiet day in Antigua


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large_938978_13682201053637.jpgNo major sites, no busy schedule, just a day to ourselves. We had a nice breakfast of blueberry pancakes at Cafe Condesa. I took what i thought was a nice cup of black Oolong tea...it reminded me of China. It wasn't a cup though, but a little teapot...for like four cups :). And it was really nice.We also had lunch there, the sandwiches are also great, and the cappuccino is delicious.

After that we decided to walk around town a bit, there are plenty of old churches, monasteries and such to see. Also there are little markets, shops (i especially liked the ones not around the central square) and a big market near the bus station. A very cheap one to if you like haggling ;) There was also an old ruin a little bit urther down the road, an old church that collapsed during a great earthquake (Ruinas de la Recollección).large_938978_13682201061207.jpg It's very nice to stroll around, it's also reasonably easy to find the way around. Antigua is a colonial town as well, with the square, city hall, cathedral and such, but more beautiful that San Cristóbal in my opinion.

In the evening we had a nice dinner at Las Palmas...that was untill the live music started. Firs it was just a band with xylophones and flutes, which was ok at first but quite annoying after 1 minutes where you are not able to communicate with each other....and after that they continued even more, while there as a show...that lasted for like an hour as well. so even though the food was fine, the entertainment was unfortunately not so entertaining.

We also forgot it was May 1st at midnight, so we woke up from fireworks that sounded like gunshots...it was really weird because it was a lot of noise and we didn't have any idea what was going on...

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Posted by Astreia 17:00 Archived in Guatemala

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