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Old 01-09-2013, 05:37 PM   #76
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Antigua Guatemala

Dan was so happy to buy our first Guatemalan gas for our weekend trip up to Antigua at Texaco.



Antigua 2 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Antigua 4 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


The views as we drove along the old highway of the lake and the volcanoes was amazing. The route was very twisty and mountainous and involved several river crossings where the road was washed away.



Antigua 5 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Antigua 9 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Antigua is very picturesque, but a lot busier than when we was last here several years ago.



Antigua 161 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Antigua 20 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Antigua 92 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Antigua 21 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


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Antigua 39 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


There are two volcanoes here which loom over the city.



Antigua 101 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Antigua 107 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Antigua 105 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Antigua 112 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Like everywhere in Guatemala there are markets with tipico set up all over.



Antigua 117 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Antigua 118 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



The windows here are attractive even with bars on them.



Antigua 80 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Antigua 75 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Antigua 77 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


We stopped to ask this traffic officer where a thai restaurant was. She called on her radio to ask, but then her colleagues drove up next to her and started laughing because it was in the building right behind us.



Antigua 13 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Antigua 14 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



This is a colonial city where they are not allowed to put up signage, so part of the fun of walking around the city is that you have to poke your head in all the doorways to see what is inside. This is also a city of secret courtyards. The beautiful doors we love to take photos of often have amazing garden oasis behind them.



Antigua 59 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Antigua 54 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Antigua 51 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Antigua 68 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Antigua 64 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


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Antigua 67 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


For my birthday we skipped lunch and had pie instead!


Antigua 98 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


You have to love a place where wine gets cheaper the more you buy.



Antigua 27 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Because of the numerous earthquakes in the region there are a number of runs of great churches including the Cathedral. One Santa Domingo has been incorporated into a 5 star hotel.



Antigua 87 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Antigua 122 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Antigua 125 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


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Antigua 148 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Antigua 132 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Antigua 142 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

After 2 months of looking we finally found chain lube for "O" rings.


Antigua 49 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


We met up with some other bikes at the motocafe for a few beers.



Antigua 162 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Antigua 164 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Both Ollie and I were celebrating our birthdays this weekend with an amazing dinner at Hectors.


Antigua 167 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr
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