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16 things to do in Antigua Guatemala

I was having a conversation with my cousin this week and he asked to describe Antigua and what it would be similar to in his experience. I thought to myself … I’ve never really put together a high level description of the place or things to do in Antigua Guatemala … so here goes. Antigua is something of a bohemian/backpacker/budget traveller …

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It’s 6 a.m. … and there’s bells in the morning in Antigua Guatemala?

Yes, it’s 6 a.m. … and there’s bells in the morning in Antigua Guatemala … so if you’re looking for a good night’s sleep in Antigua, Guatemala … here’s a few pointers: Avoid Hotels/Houses close to the churches in Antigua as the Bells for the churches start at 5:45 every morning. Avoid hotels on the Chicken bus routes. Two main routes …

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48 hours in Charlottetown : Foodie Weekend

If you’re a consultant like me, time is typically precious and you’re doing weekend trips. This means that you’re getting in on a Friday morning/early afternoon and leaving on the latest Sunday night flight. While Prince Edward Island is famous for Anne of Green Gables, there is definitely enough to make a couple weekends here. It’s easily one of the …

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What to do in Antigua Guatemala : Go to the Mercado to make lunch

When you’re in one place for a couple weeks, you eventually develop a routine. With Mitchell around, the idea of wild adventure travelling was pretty much thrown out of the equation. However, I do love cooking when I have the chance to do so. Walking from the house to the Mercado here in Antigua takes about 5 minutes. At first, …

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Where to eat in Antigua Guatemala : El Viejo Cafe review

After a week in Antigua Guatemala, everyone has recommendations for great breakfast places. I’ve always found that the best recommendations will come from other service providers or owners in the food business. After having a couple drinks at Kafka, I was chatting with Kevin (one of the owners) and he recommended El Viejo Cafe as one of his “go-to” places …

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Where to eat in Antigua Guatemala : Cactus Tacos review

In Antigua Guatemala, you can find a lot of patios but not a lot of sidewalk bars. You know why? There aren’t many sidewalks because the streets are cobblestoned and there isn’t much walkway.  However on our way to 7A Norte a couple nights ago, we passed by Cactus Tacos and I made a note about trying them, since I’m …

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Where to eat in Antigua Guatemala : Jardin Bavaria review

It was back to Jardin Bavaria today for lunch after breakfast at Fernando’s. I’ve always liked coming here at least once during an Antigua trip. My original post : http://www.rishiray.com/another-installment-of-eating-in-jardin-bavaria-antigua/ Today, however wasn’t the greatest meal I had there because of a misalignment of expectations. Customer have expectations and when you see something on the menu that you know … …

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