We finally arrived in Antigua around 5pm. The traffic in Guatemala City was crazy busy and we saw the funniest thing amidst this - a suited and booted business man hanging of the side of a "chicken" bus OMG! Wish I'd got a picture. I will never complain about our Tube again.
Our final hotel of the trip was the La Merced in Antigua. I had two rooms here so I'll base this review on the room I shared before I split off from the group. It was a triple as you can see from the pics. Good sized bathroom and shower. WiFi in the room. Opened out onto the central courtyard of the hotel, so it was incredibly noisy. Free internet by Reception where you can print boarding passes, maps etc. The guys on Reception were very helpful in assisting us with excursion info. and where we could find the the best places to eat. Only a 10 minute walk from the Central Plaza / main square. You can also organise a 10 dollar airport shuttle bus transfer with Reception. No restaurant, but Fernandos is just a few steps down the street and it serves the best coffee and food for any time of the day.
Blogging is an amazing concept so here I am giving it a whirl. You'll get words. You'll get pics. Sometimes a vid or two. You'll get tongue in cheek, the odd humble opinion and an honest insight into my travels and writing life. Maybe even a few gems along the way. I'll be musing on home turf as I see more and more of the UK and sharing my experiences further afield on holidays and adventurous trips across the globe.