While traveling through Guatemala I spent 3 weeks taking Spanish classes and staying with a local family on Lake Atitlan. Here’s a rundown of my experience.
There is a town on the coast of Guatemala that can only be accessed by boat. The small fishing village of Livingston is not like the rest of the country. There is a strong Afro-Caribbean influence here which makes it very unique.
I spent 4 hours deep, dark, & dirty cave filled with bats. Spelunking through these caverns at Lanquin was a lot more fun than I expected it would be, and there were a few surprises along the way.
The city of Antigua was once the Capital of Guatemala. That was before major earthquakes destroyed most of it in the 1700’s. Today it’s a picturesque town that attracts many local and international travelers.