Antigua, Guatemala

Discussion in 'Geographic Location' started by unohuu, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. unohuu

    unohuu Member

    Messages:
    476
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2004
    Location:
    Minneapolis
    Shooter:
    35mm
    Traveling there for a wedding just after the Christmas deluge. Want to take some day trips and perhaps 2 day trip to Belize. Any suggestions for sites and side trips. My Spanish is very good so language is not likely to be as much of a barrier as people pegging me as US citizen is.
     
  2. johnnywalker

    johnnywalker Subscriber

    Messages:
    2,260
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2002
    Location:
    British Colu
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I haven't been there in years, but there are lots of old lovely churches around, many damaged from the frequent earthquakes. Lots of smaller villages in the area, and nice little markets. How are you getting there? I went by bus from Guatemala City (scary trip) and shared a seat with a pig. Possibly it's improved. Should be lots of festivals and parades around Christmas. Anyway, it's a lovely area, fairly high up so not really hot. If you speak Spanish well you won't have any trouble filling your days with things to shoot (photographically speaking). It's a coffee-growing area, but not sure when they harvest. Lots of B&B's around because of the many language schools in the area.

    Unless you like big white beaches and western style resort hotels, I think you might find Belize boring by comparison. Unless of course Guatemala decides to invade it again. In any case, Belize isn't a place I'd get too far off the beaten path.

    Have fun!