Antigua - ¿Tu hables español?
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We made it into Antigua after an "interesting" mini bus ride from Copan. Driving through Guatemala City was pretty intense, it was belting with rain and the buses there put Zupco to shame.
I found a hostel to stay in and some people, luckily Saffa´s, to watch the rugby with. Obviously the game was fantastic and the party after was pretty good too, from what I can remember. I did sober up pretty quickly when I realsied that it was 9, raining and I had checked out of my hostel that morning. Managed to find and amazingly dodgy place to stay and moved out 1st thing in the morning - only set me back $2 though so no harm done!
It was down to business on Monday morning, in the classroom, learning to speak Spanish. More accurately - trying - to learn how to speak spanish.
In Antigua I stayed with Silvia and her son Fransisco, a Guatemalan family. The idea is that they speak Spanish to you whilst you are there and improve your skills. It works pretty well, definiteyl a good way to learn.
Its pretty full of tourists here so the entertainment options are pretty good. Bars have specials on every night and most people go out and try their hardest to forget everything they have learnt in school that day.
The city has got some really good, crumbling colonial buildings. Its really pretty to walk around at night and have a look at the stuff built by the Spanish after the big earthquake here in 1773.