In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age
of 38. Now, into their 3rd decade of this
financially independent lifestyle, they invite you
to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.
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Loaded up with our gear
is about two and one half hours travel distance from Panajachel. Many people go for
a day trip, but we thought we would take a few days and go to the "big city" and
hang out before leaving on our big trip to
Ready to roll, saying good bye to friends
We paid our hotel bill, packed up everything
we are carrying with us and headed down the alleyway to catch our taxi. Friends
gave us cinnamon muffins for the road and walked us to our private driver who was
waiting for us at the corner.
Distinctive looking Antigua
An uneventful but pleasant
ride to the city, we arrive in Antigua to gorgeous weather and decide to unpack
our bags and then take a walk around town.
Antigua is known for its
friendly natives, the cultural events available and its international flavor.
Coffee houses are everywhere in Antigua
Guatemalan coffee is some of the best in the
world and we decided to stop into a cafe and have a capuccino. The cost was
15Quetzales, not quite $2USD.
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This place also offered wines by the glass,
pastries to die for, hot tea and fresh fruit smoothies.
Lots of places for a brew
One has their pick of bars
and bar/restaurants in town also. We loved this kitschy poster reminiscent of
Catching a little marimba
band music on the plaza
If you are ever looking for
something to do, the action is at the plaza. Today, there was a marimba band
which gathered a crowd.
The plaza is always the
place to go
What could be better? We
had perfect weather for people watching on the plaza. The old time fountain and
centuries old church make for a perfect background.
Children playing in the fountain water
Children everywhere love playing in the water
and this brother and sister were having a grand time playing in the fountain.
Jacaranda trees in bloom, cobblestone streets
The colonial setting of Antigua is enhanced
by the beauty of the plaza park with its jacaranda trees in bloom and its
sculptured shrubbery and trees. Ancient cobblestone streets are everywhere in
the city of Antigua.
This man has made a career
of shining shoes
We saw this man shine the
shoes of this woman for a full 15 minutes. He took his time and also polished
each strap, the sides and backs of her shoes.
Archways and walkways surround the central
It's a grand plaza with the old archways and
pillars that surround it. Horses used to be tethered to these posts while their
riders took care of business inside. Horse drawn carriages still roam the
A man selling fresh orange juice
On the side streets away from the plaza
vendors sell fresh fruit juice from stands such as this one.
Motorcycles lines up on the street
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Modern day life makes its presence known
through cars and motorbikes traveling through town.
Tuk tuks and minivan taxis
Other modes of transport include the three
wheeled tuk tuk and the minivan taxi. As you can see, the cobblestones run
throughout the town. Antigua is an engaging blend of both the Colonial and the
About the Authors
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are
recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on
topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of
information they share on their award winning website RetireEarlyLifestyle.com,
they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since
1991. They wrote the popular books, The
Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your
Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website
Early Lifestyle appeals to a different
kind of person – the person who prizes their
independence, values their time, and who doesn’t
want to mindlessly follow the crowd.