I am 42, male, originally from India and have been living in Europe for a long time now. I speak fluent English and German and would like to learn Spanish as well. I have about 10 weeks between jobs as of mid April. Aside from the language, I am also looking for an environment which offers local immersion and insights in to culture, history, traditions and literature. In general, I want to stay away from big bustling metropolises and head to smaller cities.
A friend of mine suggested Guatemala as a potential destination. I wanted to solicit views on safety in Guatemala in general and Antigua in particular. I have had mixed reports on that.
I am Sikh which means I wear a turban and therefore tend to stand out.
Apart from Guatemala are there any other countries in Central or South America you might recommend?