Greetings from Guatemala City! I spent the last week unexpectedly returning to Antigua and then, thrillingly, heading back to the beach for a weekend in Monterrico with my friends from Brooklyn. While Monterrico is a low-key destination mostly popular with domestic tourists, I was thrilled to have my toes back in the sand, and to put in time with some familiar faces. Last night we made our way to Guatemala City, where they are working on an exciting architecture project, and this morning I am off again.
It’s my last week in Guatemala — that went fast! I’m working my way towards the Belizean border, because next week I’ll be greeting my mom, sister and cousin at the airport for a girl’s trip around the Caribbean coast. I’m overwhelmed with excitement at sharing this time them — it’s going to be a highlight of Central America, I know.
Back in Antigua
Black sand beaches on the Pacific Slope of Guatemala
My favorite kind of coco
A colorful cemetery in Monterrico
Which photo is your favorite?