Again, we docked in an industrial port and took a tour to Antigua, the beautiful and protected colonial town which is now preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The designation is well deserved. The bus we took was not allowed in the city so we boarded small vans to get around the city proper. The cobbled streets, interesting doorways with tranquil-looking courtyards beyond were charming and picturesque. This iconic arch is actually a passageway used by nuns to cross, unseen, from one side of the convent to the other. There were a lot of tourists, and almost everyone was hispanic. Apparently, Antigua is a university town and also has a lot of Spanish-language immersion programs.
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