After a week in Guatemala City, we drove to the old capital, Antigua. Dating from the 1500, when the Spanish started here, this City still has it's old world feel and cobbled streets. In the 15 years I have been coming here, I see changes. There are a a lot of touristas! A lot. A lot of "christian groups" just enjoying the heck out of giving service to the indigionist peoples. Infact, Catholisim is faultering while,the born agains are on the rise. There are mega churches here that equal anything in the states! We spend our days driving into Antigua (about 3 miles from our wonderful abode...thank you Graciela!) and swimming in the pool at Hotel Antigua, shopping in the markets, and just enjoying the ambiance of this old and very beautiful city.
When we were changing planes in Dallas, we met two young women from the Netherlands. It was world Cup, and Netherlands was playing. My grandson, Mickey, was decked out in Argentine garb, as he is a "Messi fan". All the way. As people do when traveling...some just hit it off. We did this with our two friends from Nethlands. They were on a back packing trip through Central America, and low and behold, after a week in Guatemala...we RAN INTO THEM AT THE PARK IN CENTRAL ANTIGUA! What fun. We made a dinner date and spent a wonderul evening with Sharon and Udits, and another new friend, Mor, from Isreal. Antigua is teaming with people from all over the world.