Tuesday, July 17, 2007

rat a tat tat tat tat...

just arrived in Antigua the old capital of Guatemala.

Its impossible not to like the place.

I arrived here via the main route from Coban after being dissuaded by my hotel owner not to take the planned trip through the mountains. He said there had been increased bandit activity in the mountains.

So I erred on the side of caution and took his advice.

I was woken at 2am this morning by repeated machine gun fire which lasted about 20 minutes.

Rather unsettling.

I think I made the right choice.

More about Antigua soon with pix

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