More from Antigua, Guatemala
Fun fact: Antigua the island in the Caribbean is pronounced An-tea-ga. Antigua, Guatemala is pronounced An-teag-wa.
Antigua, Guatemala is full of churches. One of the main churches Cathedral of San Jose is actually a rebuild after the original was destroyed many times by earthquakes, the last in 1773.
The former Cathedral:
On top of the hill outside Antigua is Cerro de la Cruz, overlooking the city. Reminding the citizens who is boss I guess.
The group did some shopping and frolicking in the town square. Unfortunately I was the person picked to be garbed in authentic Guatemalan attire.
Sexy, right? I’m generalizing here but most of the textile workers and sellers were approximately 4’8’’ tall. The grown woman who dressed me came up slightly past my waist. I was a giant compared to her at 5’7’’.
Town square was the happening place to be. Antigua also has free WIFI in their square. Hello USA, did you hear that? Free WIFI in public places!
The fountain made me giggle:
Photos from wandering around town:
Hello! Here I am!
After a full afternoon of sightseeing, it was time for a traditional Guatemalan dinner. While it seems pretty plain, it was delicious.
Pictured here is steak, fried plantains, cheese, guacamole, refried black beans, and rice. Muy bueno!!!
I tried two different Guatemalan beers over the past few days, Gallo and Monte Carlo. I much preferred Monte Carlo or really anything over Gallo. Gallo is the most popular beer here by far but it wasn’t my thing.
That’s all from Antigua! I owe you a wrap-up post from the whole Central America trip next!