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【探索中美洲】(10)危地马拉:多彩的安提瓜,初登活火山

(2019-05-29 20:26:44) 下一个

前篇:(9)危地马拉:火山怀抱中的香格里拉--亚特兰湖

这天早餐过后,我们将从亚特兰湖畔的小镇Panajachel回到安提瓜。至此以玛雅文化为主题的第一段行程已经接近尾声,有五位旅友将会结束旅行,一些告别活动也陆陆续续在旅友中开始了。

室友Shaye与众旅友昨夜留在酒吧里直到凌晨4点才回房,6点多钟又赶着去湖畔看日出了。我没有特意赶着去看日出,等我抵达湖畔时,太阳已经挂在空中了。

在湖畔静坐了一会儿,折回小镇找了家餐馆,要了一套当地传统早餐,折算成美金大概$2多一些。

 

我们中午前回到了安提瓜。如前篇所提,我们这里所说的安提瓜是指安提瓜危地马拉古城(Antigua Guatemala),通常简称安提瓜。这座古城名列1979年联合国教科文组织公布的最早一批《世界遗产目录》之中,比雅典卫城、泰姬陵、吴哥窟等都要早,与大马士革古城、埃及金字塔、美国黄石公园等同批入选。如果你还未听说过这座古城,那就跟随我下面的图片一起逛逛这座美丽的古城市吧。

从1543 年建城至 1776 年间,安提瓜是当时殖民地政府的首都,其间发生多次地震,1773 年的特大地震把全市夷为平地,首都亦因此迁移至危地马拉市。之后安提瓜逐渐重建起來,但仍保留着昔日浓郁的西班牙殖民地色彩。

安提瓜还是一座被活火山环抱着的城市。

在安提瓜的大街小巷里也都能有机会眺望到Volcán Fuego 喷薄而出的熔岩。

安提瓜的大街小巷。

安提瓜的地标:Arco de Santa Catalina

安提瓜的一些宗教建筑物。

Cathedral de Santiago

Iglesia de La Merced

从这些被毁坏的建筑中可以看到200多年前的那场地震留给这座城市的印迹。

Catedral de San Jose

La Recoleccin

Convento Santa Clara

City Hall in Main Square

Grand Palace in Main Square

色彩斑斓是安提瓜的特点。五彩缤纷的大巴给我留下了深刻的印象。下面是我在途中分享的关于安提瓜的几则微信。

【Central American Adventure 】Day 17 at Antigua,Guatemala

On this day we were back to Antigua.  However I found myself too busy to post.  Here is a little catch up to tell you about this beautiful city --  local buses. 

行进中的大巴门口常常站着一位壮汉,或报喊着站名,或拉乘客上车。

【Central American Adventure 】Day 18 at Antigua,Guatemala

 A Journey  to Volcano  Pacaya

Just like skiing and mountaineering are a part of the culture of the Swiss Alps, volcano hiking is a huge part of the culture in Guatemala. There are 37 officially named volcanoes in Guatemala, three of which that are still active, there are Volcanoes Fuego, Acatenango and Pacaya.

We actually saw Fuego Eruptions many times on the streets, or in the hotel these two days while we are in Antigua. However only Acatenango and Pacaya offer a hike. Acatenango is known for treacherous slopes that should be reserved only for the fittest, and it usually takes two days to complete a hike.

A more popular choice (and slightly less challenging) is to hike Volcano Pacaya,that was also my choice on Day 18.

Volcano Pacaya is located just an hour and fifteen driving from Antigua. It first erupted over 23,000 years ago and is currently one of the most lively volcanos in Central America.

Though the volcano has frequent eruptions, these bursts usually spew only small amounts of ash—just enough to make the rocks hot enough to toast marshmallows on, which I literally did in picture below.

途中体力不支,也可以骑马上山。

【Central American Adventure 】Day 19 at Antigua,Guatemala

Today is our last day in Antigua and in Guatemala. Bid farewell to five travel fellows and tour leader in the morning, In the evening welcome to seven new comers and new tour leader who came from Nicaragua.

A easy day, eating, drinking, wondering around......

傍晚中心广场上的集市

当地的农贸集市

Chico Zapote,据说中文叫人心果,超甜,一路吃了许多。

枇杷

紫玉米做成的Tortilla。

这家名叫Rincon Tipico的当地餐馆,好吃又便宜,去吃了两次。

去巧克力博物馆里转转。

转回到中心广场,偶遇这位超可爱的小朋友。有心的路人甲拍下了组照片并转发给了我。谢了路人甲,并告诉她:这组照片是我的pictures of the day。

今天是第一段行程的最后一天,Erhard和 Sheye等五位旅友会结束旅行。明天我们会跟随新的CEO进入洪都拉斯。

告别晚餐选在一家名为Montagu的私家餐馆里进行 。很少有外地人知道这家餐馆,需要预定。食物新鲜精良,美味而又不贵。

 

【Central American Adventure 】Day 20 on the way to Copan Ruinas, Honduras

Today we will cross the border into Honduras. At 3:55am we all were on board, and ready to leave.  Goodbye to those who finished their journey in Antigua, we together had a great time. Goodbye to Guatemala, we saw a beautiful country, met wonderful people.

Best wishes to all of you!

**** 已完成的中美洲游记系列: 行走中美洲****

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