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Antigua Guatemala Ruins : La Candeleria

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Roaming around Antigua, you almost get tired of taking pictures of ruined churches. If you’re on the Candelaria side of town, you can see the another set of Antigua Guatemala Ruins : La Candelaria. Clearly, it’s not as sexy as some of the pictures you’ll see online. It’s currently under heavy renovation … meaning it will be done in about …

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Antigua Guatemala Wedding Venue : Convento Santa Clara Wedding

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Deciding on a Convento Santa Clara wedding in Antigua Guatemala can be one of the easiest wedding venue decisions you’ll have to ever make. It is a simply stunning location steeped in history and the beautiful facades, gardens and vista make for epic wedding photography. Built originally in 1705, it was destroyed in the earthquake of 1717. Rebuilt, it was …

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16 things to do in Antigua Guatemala

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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?

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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