A Day in Antigua
Well, we made it to antigua last night at about 6:00. A friendly but very not punctual shuttle service brought us here for just 5 dollars a piece. For that price I guess we can't complain too much about them showing up an hour and a half later than we were supposed to meet. We made it in one piece though.
I could immediately see why Sam likes this place so much. It has the coolest atmosphere of any city I've ever been. It's like a little town in Europe or something. Cobblestone streets, little shops everwhere, beautiful architecture. I definitely feel like I could spend a long time in Antigua and be very happy.
This morning we slept in a bit and then went out to explore the town. We first went to a little bakery Sam suggested and got a loaf of some amazing banana bread. We sat and ate it in the beautiful park in the center of town. It was one of the most content feelings I've had in this trip, to just sit in an awesome place and eat some good food. After being in Guatemala City for two weeks, it was extremely refreshing to be able to relax in an outdoor environment.
After a while we decided to go find the language school where Sam had studied years ago. We found the building, but the school is out of business. Oh well. There are about 50 different language schools in this town, so we just went to look for another. After walking about half a block we found the CSA - Christian Spanish Academy. Perfect. We both signed up for a week long Spanish class, 4 hours a day for five days one on one with an instructor. Plus they hooked us up with a host family to stay with, so we'll have an awesome place to stay and get a lot of really good language lessons. Sounds like a good deal to me.