In December 2014 I traveled to Guatemala and my plan was to see as much as possible of this incredible and fairly big country. I arrived by bus from El Salvador into Guatemala City and went straight on to Antigua, a relatively small city surrounded by picturesque volcanoes. If you check Instagram for Guatemala pictures you're almost guaranteed to come across the one below: The famous yellow Santa Catalina Arch.
Antigua has a population of just over 45,000 people but the town is constantly buzzing with backpackers! Apart from strolling around the cobble stone streets, visiting cathedrals, drinking amazing coffee grown in the Guatemalan highlands and hiking up volcanoes, this is also the gateway to Panajachel & Lago Atitlan. But first some impressions of Antigua: