Today was another day in Antigua, and was a strange one in the context of the tour. First of all, as I mentioned in my last post, the tour had ended for quite a few. That meant there were only 6 of us that were continuing on together.
Since this was the case, and that another 9 were joining us for the second leg tonight, we had the day free to do what we liked. Yesterday we had packed it with so much that we intended to just chill and relax… which was lucky as being Christmas Day there was not as much action about.
So after a very lazy start we thought about what to do. unfortunately (or fortunately depending on your view) Kate and I decided to take this opportunity to be feeling a bit unwell, or in Kate’s case, a lot unwell. I guess things (the fast pace, the food, the drinks, the lack of sleep) had to catch up with us, but it hit us hard. One of our tour partners had the same thing the night before and it wasn’t pleasant, however we just had to ride it out. For Kate, it wasn’t much fun.
We did try to get out and about for a bit. I had one thing I knew I needed to see… the Chicken Bus Depot! I was super excited to go and see them so Kate was an absolute trooper and came for a wander with me.
It was a glorious yard full of gorgeous buses. I love that fact they do their public transport here with style.
If you are going to have a bus, why not have the most awesome bus you have ever seen?
With that we wandered back to our hotel to just doze off and recover. At 6pm I got to meet our new group, which from the get go felt completely different. Quite a different make up in terms of nationalities and ages meant that we were in for something different for the second half of our trip.
Declining our first group dinner due to the fragile state of my stomach, we chilled out in the room. But then it was BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!
We had found out earlier that Central America love their fireworks but boy howdy do they ever. It was probably amped up for Christmas, but it was nice to sit on the terrace of the hotel and soak up our last time in beautiful Antigua.