Antigua.I took my third trip to Antigua, Guatemala with our visitors from the States. We were only there for a couple days, but we managed to fit in a lot of sightseeing, shopping and, of course, eating. Our friends even took a chocolate-making class at Choco Museo.The highlights, though, were staying at Hotel Casa SantoContinue reading “Antigua, Tercera Parte”
It’s no secret that I love coffee. And when Kail and I were on our $90 coffee shopping spree, I noticed some cool “art” adorning the walls and ceilings at Viva Espresso: framed burlap sacks of coffee.
View of the Volcán de Agua from Filadelfia Coffee Resort.I mentioned last week that I returned to Antigua for Semana Santa. In booking our hotel for this trip, I was worried because everyone told me Antigua is packed for Holy Week — and they were right.
Incense burning during a Holy Week procession in Antigua, Guatemala.I returned to Antigua for Semana Santa last week with my sister, Rachel, who was visiting from the U.S. I loved Antigua when Kail and I visited before, but this experience was indescribable.
It’s like a ball pit, only with macadamia nuts. And we couldn’t jump in it.Our last morning in Antigua, after breakfast and before picking up the chocolate we Kail made, we visited Valhalla Macadamia Nut Farm, about 15 minutes outside of central Antigua.
Bon bons (or bombones in Spanish) at the Choco Museo. We didn’t make these.I’m not a big history person. Don’t get me wrong — I like sightseeing and learning new things — particularly about other cultures, but I’ve written about my low threshold for long tours.That’s why making chocolate at Choco Museo was the perfect activity forContinue reading “Antigua: Making Chocolate at Choco Museo”
Mercado Central.I’ve written about what to see and where to sleep and eat in Antigua, Guatemala. Now it’s time to talk about where to shop. Oh, the shopping.
Casa Santo Domingo.Last week I wrote about things to see in Antigua, Guatemala; today’s post is about where to sleep and, more importantly, eat. THE place to stay in Antigua is the Casa Santo Domingo, a former convent and current hotel, restaurant, museum and archaeological site all in one.
Volcán de Agua from Cerro de la Cruz.As you might have guessed from yesterday’s Wordless Wednesday post, Kail and I took a long weekend trip to Antigua, Guatemala recently. I love Antigua — its beautiful Spanish colonial architecture, its amazing views, its delicious and diverse restaurants, its shopping.