A taste of Guatemala: La mejor cerveza



Guatemala

Gallo – la mejor cerveza

La mejor cerveza

Finally having my first taste of Guatemala

Taking in my first sip of Central America

I am in Guatemala, finally! I made it to Antigua last night, after a night of couchsurfing in Rome, a flight to London and from there to Miami and finally to Guatemala city. It was crazy – I have arrived in Rome when it was POURING rain, and got completely wet trying to find my couch. But, it was nice and free 🙂 I would be lying if I said that leaving and saying goodbye was great – I spent the last 2 days before the beginning of my trip going almost on the verge of a nervous breakdown, it was so hard to say goodbye to people – my parents, my sister, my friends, my swimming instructors, my cats. So, I cried so much before and during the flight that I travelled with a tremendous headache. But, guess what? It is gone now, and my smile is back on. I reminded myself that there can be “a going back”, if I want to. And I guess the first lesson that I have learned is how much I really love it back home.

Here is a first about Guatemala, that I did not know before. Radio commercials. I was listening to the radio on the car from the airport to Antigua and there was a football match on. The speakers continued asking each other, before anything else, whether they were indeed drinking “la mejor cerveza”. An entire conversation such as: “Here’s to you, Bob, and I bet you are drinking la mejor cerveza!” “Yes Dan, indeed I am having la mejor cerveza” – to then continue on commenting on the match.

As you can imagine, the minute I arrived in Antigua, I dropped my bags and went to have a Gallo. I am not sure it is la mejor cerveza, but it surely isn’t bad to toast on the beginning of my backpacking adventure through Latin America.

Read more about Guatemala.


 

 

You may also like

LEAVE A COMMENT

Who is Claudia?

Hello, nice to meet you!

Hello, nice to meet you!

Hi, my name is Claudia. One day I packed my life and started travelling... except I packed too much. Follow me as I fill my life with dreams, drop the weight and inspire you to live your dreams. Learn more about me here...

NEVER MISS ONE OF MY POSTS!

Destination Guides

Destination Guides

Follow Me

Need help planning your trip?

MEMBER OF

MEMBER OF

Facebook Fanpage

Travel Coach

Travel Coach