the writer is a lonely hunter

writing by Gail Aldwin and other Dorset writers

Squeezing the pips in Antigua

on January 31, 2019

It’s my last few days in Guatemala and I’m determined to  make the most of them. Today I went on a bone-crunching bike ride around the villages on the outskirts of Antigua. You can imagine the difficulty of cycling over cobbled roads like this:

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Thankfully it was a bus ride to collect the bikes in San Juan del Obispo so the cycling to Antigua was mainly downhill.

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I never tire of visiting ruins in Antigua. Some are churches, others are convents but all the damaged facades are endlessly captivating. Here are a couple more ruins that have me enchanted:

Tomorrow we have a Spanish School outing to the coast. I’m looking forward to having lessons at la playa de Monterrico.


One response to “Squeezing the pips in Antigua

  1. jamescbates says:

    Looks like a fantastic time. Bike riding on cobblestones? Not for the faint of heart, I’m sure, but a once in a lifetime experience. Nice!!

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