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Anzac Day in Guatemala


sunny 27 °C

After our aborted attempt at San Salvador we decided to push through to Antigua, Guatemala to make it for Anzac Day. We got into Guatemala City late and grabbed a taxi across to where the chicken buses left for Antigua. An hour later we were wandering through probably the prettiest city we've seen do far.

We found a cheap hostel, which became even more appealing when we found out the desk was manned by a fellow Aussie and found our home for the next 5 days.

We roped almost the entire hostel into our Anzac Day celebrations and had a great old time drinking beer, teaching everyone two up and listening to the great and the cheesy Aussie classics. From ACDC to Midnght Oil and then some "Home among the gum trees" (complete with actions) and "I still call Australia home" to the amusement of the non-Aussies among the group.

Apart from a bonza Anzac Day we took full advantage of having a kitchen and relaxed and enjoyed this beautiful town.

It is very cool walking along the street to come across some beautiful ruins of old buildings around every second corner. After a big earthquake in the 1800s the town decided not to restore everything and simply to preserve some of the more beautiful sites. It really is quite stunning.

Unfortunately, most of our photos were on the hard drive which got corrupted in Mexico, so maybe I can update this with some more pics once we get home and hopefully recover them.

Posted by Addy21 06:06 Archived in Guatemala

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