Colors, busses and Bachata in Antigua

You probably have once heard about beautiful Antigua in Guatemala – no wonder so many people choose to study Spanish there! To really understand how beautiful this place is you must go there and see for yourself. I was blown away! I love colors and this city is just long narrow cobblestone roads of colorful old colonial houses everywhere. As a frame to this beauty three big volcanos are raising to the sky. There are no restaurants and cafés on the streets but every building have a backyard. And in them you find trendy eateries, cafés, bars and shops and more. There are so many hidden gems to be discovered in this city.

Louise and I spent three nights in a great hostel. We walked around, visited the local market, ate well and I even took private lessons in Bachata. And then we went off with our cameras on a parking lot full of the traditional so called “Chicken buses”. If you never heard of them I can inform that those are old US school busses serving as public transport in Guatemala. They are re-painted (of course very colorful) and very personalized decorated.

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About Jenny Trozell

Swedish girl with a passion for travelling, Latin dance and meeting new interesting and fun people :-)

Posted on January 10, 2012, in Guatemala and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. The colours are so vibrant – and I am so grateful for towns and cities that celebrate it. Maybe that’s why i like street art so much! I love that you need to uncover the hidden gems in the city. It’s so much more memorable that way!

  2. A very colourful destination. Some similarities to Cuba by the look of it, at least in architecture and colour.

  3. Åh så mysigt! Tack för att vi får “följa med” på er resa!

    Take care! ❤

  4. yeah, wonderful photos Jenny 🙂
    greetings
    xandi

  5. Great post! Looks like an amazing place. Great photos!

    • Thank you 🙂 I checked your blog out and noticed you are from Sweden like me! I should discover north of Sweden sometime, never been further than Uppsala.

  6. Looks lovely. But no cafes? Really? I’d curl up and die!

    • “There are no restaurants and cafés on the streets but every building have a backyard. And in them you find trendy eateries, cafés, bars and shops and more. There are so many hidden gems to be discovered in this city”

  7. Nice pictures. Its always great to watch a new place from the eyes of a fellow traveler. 🙂

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