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Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: ALL OF ANTIGUA IS COBBLESTONE!!! That means that you need to wear Tevas or chaco-like shoes. Or tennis shoes. Its annoying at first but you get used to it. Bring rain jacket and/or umbrella. IT got cold at night and I froze.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: If you stay with a family you might have to provide your own Toilet paper and even bath towel.
Written Jun 29, 2006
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Jeans, t-shirts, loose linen pants, maybe a hoodie for cooler nights/afternoons; or buy yourself some folk/local wear... "tipica" skirts and short sleeve blouses.
Also, all the roads in the city proper retain the original cobble design, so wear comfortable, flat walking shoes. Heels or platform shoes are not practical as you could easily twist an ankle.
Updated Feb 11, 2005
Luggage and bags: Make sure that you have your passport on you at all times. Sometimes they will set up a police roadblock and search your vehicle for no reason and if you do not have your passport you will go to jail.
Written Oct 5, 2002
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It's plenty warm during the day, but bring a light rain coat for october.. it can be misty and foggy. Also a light jacket, as it gets cool at night. Wear solid soled shoes, the streets are all cobblestones.
Written Nov 23, 2003
Luggage and bags: -
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: -Long Pants as Well as Shorts for the Daytime
-Really good slicker large enough to fit over your backpack!
-Pack casual clothing; dressy clothes were not necessary
-Inexpensive non-flashy jewelry
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: -Benedryl
-Insect Repellant with DEET
Miscellaneous: -Place camera/case and phone in baggies so that if you get caught in the rain they will not be damaged.
-Bring your VISA card. My Mastercard was not accepted in all places
Updated Jul 30, 2005
Luggage and bags: Light and small....those shuttles have limited room!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Light jacket for the evenings and comfortable walking shoes...to stand up to cobblestone steets.
The rule here is casual clothes and no jewellery
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: I always take a first aid kit...peptol bismal is a good idea.
Photo Equipment: Lots of digital memory
Updated Mar 22, 2007
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The cobblestones of the Antugua streets are charming and photogenic. They are also a minefield of ankle-twisting traps if you're not wearing flat soles. I've used boots and sandals and had no problems. How the local women use high heels is beyond me!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: It is probable that you'll be shaving with cold water. Be prepared.
Photo Equipment: Small and discreet is probably safer.
Updated Feb 5, 2011
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