More Colonialness

March 30-31, 2008
Days 914-915

Picture of arch.

The arch in Antigua.

I had another long ride into Guatemala today. It was my sixth country in Central America and my fifth in the month of March. I was getting worn down from moving too fast, but the Central American countries simply didn't impress me as much as anywhere in South America.

I went right through the capital of Guatemala City as it's yet another Central American capital to be avoided, and headed straight to Antigua. It was a colorful and nice colonial city in a great natural setting being flanked on all sides by volcanoes. The problems with Antigua were that it was full of tourists, it was very expensive for what is supposedly a poor country, most of the locals weren't indigenous as I had heard they were, and there wasn't much to do in the city but sit around all day and drink all night. One day was enough for me as I decided to keep on moving.

The photo album for this entry is here.

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