Rio, Brazil to Antigua, Guatemala, February 13, 2018
I was awake at 4 - much too early but couldn't go back to sleep. I knew it would make for a very long day, especially with a 4 hour time gain. The neighbor drove me to the airport at 5:30 and the streets were very crowded with people just leaving the Sambodromo! It is a crazy place!
My first flight was from Rio to Bogota, Colombia which is 5 and a half hours and 4556 km. Avianca is a first rate airline. We had two meals and free alcohol plus they have great movies and individual tvs at each seat. My second flight was from Bogota to San Jose, Costa Rica. That was 1242 km. An hour later, I was on my way to Guatemala City which is 888 km away. In total I flew 6686 km. I got to Guatemala City on time and very quickly had my luggage, was through customs and sitting in the shuttle waiting for the other passenger to arrive. We waited and waited and waited. Finally, an hour later, we left without him.
Once in Antigua, the driver took me to my homestay-
but it was complicated to know which bell to ring. Luckily a man also staying with Dona Marta Julia came along, knew my name and let me in-
We live at #7-
The front yard-
leads to the front door-
The kitchen is well equipped and off the livingroom-