June 18, 2010
Antigua's setting is gorgeous, nestled between 3 volcanoes (Volcan Agua, Volcan Acatenango, and Volcan Fuego). The streets are cobblestones and the buildings that line the streets are multicolored. The town of 45,000 has a beautiful Parque Central (Central Park) which is the gathering place for both locals and visitors. The plaza's famous fountain was built in 1738. Across the street from the park is the Catedral de Santiago which was founded in 1542, damaged by earthquakes many times and only partially rebuilt between 1780 and 1820.
" I sought to see the amazing as normal, and the daily as unique, and in that swirling paradox, I found the joy of travel." Mary Poxon
If anyone has any travel questions about this trip or anywhere else please send them to me. After my grandchildren and traveling, talking about traveling is my favorite thing.