Ahhhh Antigua! It has all the trappings of a small city to love: cobblestone streets, cafes and restaurants housed in picturesque courtyards, charming bed and breakfasts, friendly people who speak Spanish in a way I can somewhat decipher (cue: slowly), multi-colored buildings, and endless photo-ops around every corner: check, check, check, and check!
Throw in the lush mountains and volcanoes that peek out from atop the buildings surrounding the city, some local shopping at the markets, fresh handmade tortillas and guacamole, and we have found ourselves a winner. (As long as the volcanoes stay relatively dormant).
Antigua is a very liveable city- if I every find myself becoming an ex-pat of the US you might even find me here. And to top it all off this is a place where an American dollar goes a very long way...
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All of the saturated colors, along with the fascinating culture, and the fact that it takes under three hours on a plane ride to arrive in Guatemala from Dallas, makes it a perfect vacation spot, one I will dream about returning to for even longer next time.