Planes, trains and automobiles...
Antigua Travel Blog› entry 2 of 21 › view all entries
Well... I left yesterday - almost two days ago, taking in to account time differences - for Guatemala City and it really has involved almost all forms of transportation and little sleep. I sit here now in Antigua, Guatemala listening to the rain pouring down outside.
It started with a late night finishing up bits and pieces, to feeling sorted, anxious and ready to go. Getting on the Piccadilly line thinking to myself... one train... all the way... relaxing... on time... easy. Perhaps that was my error... having all those positive thoughts?
This is how it went down - Piccadilly line broke down at Hammersmith.
They were going to terminals 1,2,3, so I got a transfer across to terminal 4. From there I joined a long queue for Delta going to Atlanta. I checked in and was told I was on ´seat request´ i.e. over booked and don´t have a seat... hmmm. I also ´confirmed´ my veg meal.
A 10 hour flight, several movies and a screaming baby made for little sleep... followed by 15 hours in Atlanta airport, with cool air conditioning and non-stop activity - cleaners, floor polishers, people drilling stuff on to the sides of columns for what purpose I don´t know.
My little travel fun ended with a no show plane, which finally arrived about an hour later. The happy ending was arriving in Guatemala City to 4 happy smiling faces! Thankfully Al, Jules and even Maree to some extent can speak spanish and bundled us off in a taxi to Antigua. Arrived and checked in to a hostel by the name of ´Black Cat´, a little dingy and dark, but not too bad. I´m sure I´ll sleep well regardless due to my lack of sleep! So far we´ve wondered around the town a little bit, had lunch and contemplated tomorrow´s excitement... possible volcano hike/tour - watch this space!