THE CENTRAL AMERICAN SERIES PT10
Heard really good things about this place. Kezia and Ailish plan to get here in a few days, just once Kezia has strapped her shoulder up so I’ll probably stay for a bit and do the volcano hike when they arrive.
EVERYONE WAS FIGHTING THE SAME STRUGGLE
The hostel (Tropicana Hostel) is owned by a fella from Derry, probably one of the nicest hostel owners I’ve met. The food is great, the hostel even has Mario Kart and goldeneye (90s kids!) and the craic is mighty – both ends!
WHERE IS ANTIGUA?
Volcanic diarrhea in Antigua
The McGregor fight was on in the local Irish bar (yet to visit a place without an Irish bar) so everyone was on it. There is nothing better than the entire hostel mixing it up together! After the fight we headed to a pool party. It was only earlier in the day that I realised it wasn’t a pool party as we normally know it. I was asking if everyone was wearing their swimmers now or are we coming back to change. Turns out there is no water in the pool and that’s where everyone stands with the DJ up at one end.
There is something about this town that makes everyone shit themselves and I was no exception. It was clear to ‘hear’ I wasn’t the only one as the toilet is located on the top floor of the hostel, right beside the terrace. No word of a joke but the noise couldn’t be any clearer than if they were actually sitting on your knee! Not sure what it was, but I’ve never been in a sicker hostel, everyone coughing, sneezing, shiting.
Anyway got it out of my system just before Ailish and a broken Kezia arrived. The plan is to do the volcano hike, might take a bit of persuading!
- PEOPLE – 8.5/10
- BACKPACKING – 8/10
- WEATHER – 7.5/10
- THINGS TO DO – 8/10
- VALUE – 8/10
Antigua is a special place here in Central America and I can see how so many people get stuck here.
Hiking up volcanoes! Click to read.
SAFE TRAVELS, DS x
This post is part of The Central American Series, click to explore or for episode 1 click here.
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