I arrived in Antigua yesterday afternoon. It is a beautiful colonial town with cobblestones and colorful buildings. Antigua is surrounded by three volcanoes and coffee plantations galore. I toured a coffee estate yesterday and learned more about coffe than I ever hoped for ;) They are beautiful estates, like wineries. Some people have weddings and receptions at them. Finca Filadelfia, the one I visited has a 5* hotel and several restaurants attached.
Today I spent the day wandering the streets and sitting in the central park and lunched at Cafe Condessa. I met a Guatemalan Mayan while writing postcards and we talked about the government and the oppression of the Mayan people. He was born and raised in the Lago Atitlan area and has lived in Orange County.