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So what’s an English speaking Australian doing in Antigua, Guatemala? That is a great question! I know no Spanish, I know nothing about Guatemala, except one thing, the biggest Easter celebration in the world is set in the colonial streets of a small town named Antigua. So naturally we wanted to go.
It was bound to happen. 11 months with no theft or anything, we were surprised. No use for our Travel insurance. But then it happened. The violated feeling, the disappointment, the hassle. Pickpocketed in the one place we were told it would happen. Take heed of our cautionary tale.
We never thought that when we left Australia 5th May 2012 we would still be on the road. And that we would be sharing our journey with 10,000+ other people. If you know anything about me (Erin - the mum) I love parties and there was no way I was letting this day go by without a party. So to celebrate our 365 days of non-stop travel we have something very special planned.
Quite rightfully this is the number 2 thing to do in Antigua on TripAdvisor. Two hours went way too fast and I was literally giddy with glee the whole time. I washed my hands consistently (as I’m a finger licker)... Before I knew it we were done and the final results were boxed beautifully and presented to us.
When we first got to this little island I was disheartened, we had tried a few places with not much success. The food was downright crappy. The supermarkets were expensive, the fruit and veg not fresh and it seemed there was nowhere to eat. Then...
What a journey. And what a change from our hellish ride from Belize to Guatemala. The overnight bus went fast and was a very cheap alternative to getting into Antigua.