Latin America 2011: Day 2: Antigua
Quickly found out why Fernando's Cafe and Rainbow Cafe are favorite spots for a lot of foreign visitors in Antigua: delicious juices, good food, better coffee, affordable, and wi-fi!
Had a minor screw-up with the coffee plantation tour, but we got on the tour an hour later and had a lovely time at the Philadelphia Coffee Plantation learning about the entire production process behind coffee, including some of the science, planting and grafting, and production. It's much more elaborate than I expected, and makes for a very tasty cup of coffee!
Wandered around in the rain a bit after getting back, then dinner at Sky Bar. There's actually two different places named Sky Bar; this one was utterly dead but had pretty good food and a very affectionate housecat. The drinks were good too, with the Michelada (Guatemala's take on a Bloody Mary) being delicious-- that is, if you like both beer and Bloody Marys!
The volcano adjacent to Antigua was on the schedule, at least in theory, but in reality it was too rainy and foggy to see anything, so we skipped it. I know, I know...