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up at 9 for breakie and for a walk around antigua before heading off to panna for the weekend...the breakfasts in guatemala are so sweet..have to get used to that....we went to a cathedral in antigua which had the new part and the old part together...the old part had been destroyed by an earthquake in 1775....was well preserved....

the volcano is close to antigua but we couldnt see it cos it just keeps raining and is cloudy here...

at 12 we got the bus to pannajachel...3 hour bus journey on windy roads, goin up mountains made it quite uncomfortable...however it was worth it..we arrived at our hotel...was so gorgeous...we each had a double bed to ourselves, it also had a spa, sauna, termal springs and jacuzzi along with a shower with hot water...so so nice. not what we had been sleeping in before...far off. this was a huge novelty for us..

we visited 2 villages close to panna...which had great views of the volcano and lago atitlan...but unfortunately the weather made it quite unpleasant ...especially the rain on the boat...

the villages were very cute and ailise got pestered by women trying to sell clothes..she stood out more than the rest of us...the kids here are more business ppl than me...it isnt nice though...sad to see the poverty in the mayan community....

in the evening we went to an italian with vickys friends and had a lovely meal...4 drinks 2nite though...not good when it was a beer, a vodka and 7up, irish coffee and vodka orange juice...still good fun all the same...had such a short sleep though...up at 7 the next day...