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 calle (street)! Let’s begin here! Welcome to Antigua, Guatemala Street View!
Adelante y derecha! (Forward and right)
Traveling down “Valle de Santiago” (Valley of Saint James)
After reaching the intersection, we take a left onto “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.
“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*
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
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”
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…
… 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
The road ahead looking promising
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
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
The Alley – El Callejón
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!)