Tag Archives: Antigua

Working While Traveling: Bartending at a Hostel

The last thing that I wanted to think about when I started traveling was working, but it’s an easy way to keep more money in your pocket and get to now a city better. “It didn’t feel like a job. I was working five hours a day and drinking the rest,” my friend Dillon McCord […]

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Antigua, Guatemala Budget Guide

Most likely if you go to Guatemala, you’re going to go to Antigua. Love it or hate it, this is the home-base for most travelers when they’re here. It may be pricier than Lago de Atitlán, and it’s definitely full of many more tourists than Guatemala City or Xela, but that’s Antigua. The city is […]

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Spanish Language Hacking – Part III

Hola from Antigua! I am going to be honest. I haven’t spoken only in Spanish for about four days. It’s been difficult for me because I’ve been staying in hostels where the majority of guests speak nothing but English. I’m going to try and go back to speaking only Spanish tomorrow. Until then, enjoy the […]

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LifeofaBackpacker's Parque Central album on Photobucket

Christmas Lights in Antigua’s Parque Central

It’s felt like Christmas in Central America for the past couple of weeks, but it certainly feels a bit more like it in Antigua, Guatemala. In Parque Central (Central Park), Christmas lights are wrapped around the trees. The backdrop of the surrounding light from street lamps and the sounds of water from the fountains create […]

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