You could spend days walking the cobbled streets of Antigua Guatemala, one of the most colourful and picturesque cities in the Americas. So I did.
While the Señorita spent a week learning Spanish at one of the city's many language schools, I spent many an indolent morning wandering around and taking photos of the colonial masterpiece.
Antigua was once the capital city of the Kingdom of Guatemala – a territory that stretched from Mexico's Chiapas region all the way down to Costa Rica – until a series of earthquakes flattened it in the 18th century and the Spanish crown moved the city to its present location in Guatemala City.
It's like an unfinished work of art, where derelict cathedrals half-heartedly restored and too many convents to count break up the rows of restaurants and coffee shops that now keep visitors in town for days on end.
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