It was time for me to get to Antigua and get the 90 day stamp for my passport. I was approaching the date but there has not been much time to do it. Jose, who helps me with my passport told me that there were 1.5 million people in Antigua today..........and I believed it. This was the first time ever that I have seen port-a-johns brought into Antigua.
The alfombras are made a different materials. Common materials are colored sawdust, dried flowers, fruit, and pine needles. A huge frame is secured on the cobble street and the art-work begins. It can take several hours to make one. When it is finished, periodically, it is sprayed with water to prevent the sawdust from blowing again and the flowers looking fresh.