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Long in the Tooth

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Long in the Tooth

I am mature black female travelling to Antigua in September for three months to learn Spanish (Language Link). I am aware there are Afro-Guatemalans in Livingston, how about Antigua. Does anyone think I'll encounter any overt hostility? I have travelled to Mexico and never had any problems; in fact I was treated with considerably more respect than when I've travelled throughout the States. Any observations or suggestions for an enjoyable trip would be most welcomed.


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1. Re: Long in the Tooth

Guatemala is a safe country... Antigua is a small town atmosphere and even more safer. I lived in Guatemala for over 9 years and never had any problems. There are not many Afro-Guatemalas in Anitgua. Livingston is on the Atlantic coast...you can visit Rio Dulce and then take a boat trip to Livingston.

Visit Pacaya Volcano (easy day trips from Antigua)... Lake Atitlan, Tikal, the cloud forests to see the Queztal...

great country...

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I don't think you'll have any problem. There are people from all over the world in Antigua and the people there are used to seeing a lot of different cultures, colors, etc. The people are very sweet there will accept anyone. I never saw any prejudice while I was there.