Visual Spanish Lesson: La Calle, El Callejón, La Avenida

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Since there is no street view La Antigua, I thought we might take a little adventure through the streets (calles), alleys (callejónes)and avenues (avenidas).

Here is a fine looking street! Let's begin here! Welcome to Antigua, Guatemala Street View!

Here is a fine looking calle (street)! Let’s begin here! Welcome to Antigua, Guatemala Street View!

Adelante y derecha! (Forward and right)

Adelante y derecha! (Forward and right)

 

Traveling down "Valle de Santiago" street.

Traveling down “Valle de Santiago” (Valley of Saint James)

After reaching the intersection, we take a left onto "Callejón del Burrito"

After reaching the intersection, we take a left onto “Callejón del Burrito”

Traveling down "Callejón del Burrito"

Traveling down “Callejón del Burrito”. Slightly ahead and to the right is a store I call “Window Tienda”, because they sell things through their window.

Just so you know, "Callejón del Burrito" means "Burrito Alley". Quite possibly my favorite street in all of Guatemala.

“Callejón del Burrito” means “Burrito Alley”. Quite possibly my favorite street in all of Guatemala.

I arrive at a three way intersection. Do I take the blue path or the red path? *Cue 8-bit Nintendo music*

I arrive at a three way intersection. Do I take the blue path or the red path? *Cue 8-bit Nintendo music*

Down the red path (to the right) we have the Forbidden Volcano Aqua

Down the red path (to the right) we have the Forbidden Volcano Aqua

Down the blue path (to the left) we have the peaceful village

Down the blue path (to the left) we have the peaceful village

I make a pit stop at the shady tienda before continuing on my journey. They sell freshly made tortillas!

I make a pit stop at the shaday tienda before continuing on my journey. They sell freshly made tortillas!

Continuing down the blue path, on a street called "San Luquitas"

Continuing down the blue path, on a street called “San Luquitas”

Holy Week is coming soon, so stores and buildings are being decorated with purple banners

Holy Week is coming soon, so stores and buildings are being decorated with purple banners

I arrive to another 3 way intersection. Do I go left...

I arrive to another 3 way intersection. Do I go left…

... or right?

… or right?

I decided to continue on the road to the right. This is also a popular road for chicken buses as the bus station is nearby

I decided to continue on the road to the right. This is also a popular road for chicken buses as the bus station is nearby

The road ahead looking promising

The road ahead looking promising

There is a park and church ahead to the right! I have almost arrived

There is a park and church ahead to the right! I have almost arrived

Success! Upon reaching the 3 way intersection, I can travel left into the beautiful city of Antigua

Success! Upon reaching the 3 way intersection, I can travel left into the beautiful city of Antigua

Once you reach this road with a median, you are near the outskirts of central Antigua. Unfortunately I didn’t walk along any avenues (Avenidas) to complete the visual Spanish lesson, but both words are pretty similar so it’s not too difficult to remember! A quick review:

The Street – La Calle

Little Lucas Street

Little Lucas Street

The Alley – El Callejón

Burrito Alley!

Burrito Alley!

The Avenue – La Avenida

(Sorry, picture coming soon)

Join us next time as we trace our route to the popular Parque Central!

Que tenga un buen día! (Have a great day!)