Vagablogging Field Report: Antigua Guatemala
What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen lately?
Sidewalks! Living in Latin America for the past year and a half, sidewalks are unseen and non-existent… but not in Antigua, they have sidewalks to walk on, even if they are skinny and crowded.
Describe a typical day:
In the morning we head out to walk around the city’s (cobblestone) streets. We explore the cathedrals and other colonial buildings, and gawk at the nicest McDonalds we’ve ever seen. Later, we visit the large local market to shop for produce and to eat lunch. In the afternoon we watch a procession celebrating Dia de los Muertos.
What do you like about where you are? Dislike?
I love the overall cleanliness of the city, and the colorful homes and buildings. Antigua takes pride in it’s city. I didn’t dislike anything about our visit.
Describe a challenge you faced:
Trying to decide whether to stay an extra day so that we could do some extreme bungee action. (We decided to stay.)
What new lesson did you learn?
The city life can be a refreshing change after living in remote places for awhile. It’s good to have a mix.
Next we’ll be heading to the border of El Salvador and Guatemala.