Antigua was like a poem to us. A city so full of beauty, history, wisdom and joy it was pure literature. Every wall, door and street of this ancient city was so picturesque it could have been right out of a painting.
And as there was so much beauty to explore we decided not to climb the volcano Acatenango but to spend four entire days just strolling through the city and explore its cafés, churches, monasteries, old ruins and people.
The only tour we booked was a photographic course/walk with a local photographer who showed us his favorite spots and teached us some new lessons about Daniela’s favorite form of art. It was one of our highlights, because he not only shared his passion and hidden gems of Antigua but also his secrets about street photography!
And because Daniela’s birthday fell into the time of our stay we booked the junior suit in a nice hotel. The room had a hot tub and the hotel a beautiful garden including several fountains and a terrace that offered a marvelous view on the volcanoes surrounding the city during breakfast.
We also met up with Kevin and Tina who we had become friends with on Caye Caulker in Belize and who had just arrived in Antigua. They immediately fell in love with the city and as they are digital nomads, made the plan to stay for the next six months. It felt great to meet up with them.
When we left Antigua in order to take the plane to Colombia we looked back at our time in Guatemala and made the promise to ourselves to return as soon as possible.