October 30, 2012
Today we spent a relaxing day wandering around the markets in Antigua. We bought some interesting fruit, including lychees, some small oval green/red/yellow fruits with a thin skin, large pit, and sweet, slightly chalky yellow flesh, and some large brown fruits that resemble a potato from the outside but have a texture like a ripe pear on the inside and a very sweet taste. We also bought some freshly made tortillas (both regular yellow corn ones and black corn ones), refried beans, and salsa. For a dessert we bought a selection of hand-made candies and cookies, including some great fudge.
No-one felt too inclined to visit any specific tourist sites but we're planning to return to Antigua in a month's time when we can be a bit more adventurous. Tomorrow we're catching an early bus to Lake Atitlan, although not a "chicken bus" (old, repainted U.S. school bus) like the ones below (at least, not as far as we know). So it's early to bed now.