Antigua

Currently we are in Antigua. It is the farthest place south and the farthest place east on our trip.

Yesterday we took a tour of a coffee farm. We watched ladies grafting robust variety roots to arabica seedlings, We watched them being planted, We picked a ripe red bean, and we learned all about how the coffee is processed. Afterwards we were given a cup of espresso to taste and we bought a pound of the five star coffee to take home. The picture of us on the patio is where they sun dry the coffee. We were the only ones on the tour. It was beautiful and fascinating.

The coffee farm is very close to town. They also offer early morning bird walks which I think would be fun. After the tour they dropped us off near the central square.

We booked a van ride for Saturday back to San Cristobal de las Casas in Mexico where we left our car. We had thought we might break the trip into two days but decided to do it on one big push. They pick us up at 5:30 am and say it will take 12 hours!

Yesterday afternoon we visited the ruins and museum of Las Capuchinas. It was started in 1736 by nuns from Madrid and badly damaged by an earthquake in 1773 and then abandoned.

We ate dinner last night overlooking a lovely garden courtyard. Afterwards on the dance floor they had masked costumed men doing a dance to marimba music.

Antigua

Antigua

Antigua

Antigua

Antigua

Author: marionvermazen

I am a traveler, hiker, avid reader, Sun alumnus, computer geek, Spanish and French language student, knitter and genealogist. I am retired after working for almost 30 years in the Computer Industry. I live in Reno, Nevada with my husband Duke.

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