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Story by Scott Woodhams

 

Yesterday was market day in Antigua Guatemala. The market is open all week, but on Thursdays, many more of the locals come in hauling their produce, fruits, and flowers. It is quite chaotic, but fun to experience this authentic commerce atmospere! The colors are as vibrant as they seem in the pictures, and the local clothing is very detailed.
It seems everyone uses their heads, mainly for carrying things. If you ever get a chance to check it out, you will not regret it!
We loaded down on pineapples, oranges, blackberries, strawberries, leechys, peaches, and quite a bit more. The total cost was 45Q, or about $6 US. How about that for farm fresh food!

 

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Our daughter is here with her boyfriend this week. We’re having a great time exploring Antigua, the market, museums, eating out. We’re really feeling like tourists this week. If you’ve not been to Antigua, you may want to put it high up on your bucket list. As they say “pictures don’t do this place justice.” Thanks for following.


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As we prepare to leave Antigua Guatemala for El Salvador, we thought we’d share with you some of our memories. Enjoy and stay tuned.

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Antigua, Guatemala! It’s been calling us. The city of eternal spring, in the highlands of Guatemala has been quietly whispering to us. We had no choice but to go. Surrounded by volcanoes, hundreds of cultural things to do and places to eat and shop, we couldn’t resist not going any longer. 029 045 106 107 Exploring Antigua is a joy. Food, getting around and accommodations are very inexpensive. The people are wonderful, friendly and helpful. There are many expats and tourist here and we understand why. As a world heritage designated city, Antigua retains all of its charm as an authentic colonial city.

 

111 113 120 123 125 I could go on and on, but don’t take my word for it. Antigua is a city that must be put on your bucket list of Central America cities. We’re glad we listened to that little voice in our heads and you should too. Wait, I hear something…… is that Antigua calling you? 140 151 153 157 168 171 179 182