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The Colonial City of Antigua.

January 21, 2015

We started off our day with an amazing breakfast served by Hank and Lorena, the owners of Dos Lunas. We were their only guests there for breakfast and we had so much fun with them. Hank is hilarious. We will be back there Friday night and we look forward to that. We took a one hour shuttle into the beautiful colonial town of Antigua, founded in 1541 but largely destroyed by an earthquake in 1773. Since then it has become much of an open-air museum, with many of its remaining structures preserved as ruins. Tourists of every nationality fill the town. Families are busy peddling their wares and again I find it hard to accept the little children forced into this lifestyle, however I image image image image image imageDID buy a pretty little scarf from a sweet little girl(4) helping her mom. Elizabeth and I did lots of touring and took some great photos of the ruins and other sites. We loved hanging out in the Parque Central and watching all the activity. They actually have a very impressive Mcdonald’s here with beautiful gardens but we did not eat here! We are staying at a hostel called the Yellow House. For $12 each we are so impressed with this place and were wide-eyed with delight when we opened the door to our room…so colourful and cozy! We are happy to be here in Antigua.


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  1. Denise :) permalink

    Hi Kathy and Elizabeth: The bed quilts are the best I have ever seen to date. The little girl and her purse is important to her. Googled Yellow House and see a colourful, cozy lounge too. The ruins are impressive with carved engravings on stone. Glad to see Heather’s photo button 🙂

  2. elizabeth knowles permalink

    I loved Antigua too.  That is where I stayed when in Guatemala.  As a matter of fact, I have pictures of my son sitting beside Ronald McDonald on that same bench!  What a small world. E.

    • How incredible is that!I AM DISAPPOINTED I CANNOT UPLOAD MY PICTURES HERE..DON’t know why. Hope all is well with you.

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