Antigua is the one of the pinnacles of going on this trip and experiencing the Guatemalan culture to its finest. Being the old capital of the country, Antigua offers some of the richest history there is in Guatemala. Through visiting Antigua I was able to learn a lot about what it means to interact with other cultures. For example, the way they approach shopping here is entirely different, as they use a bartering system, which I had to adjust to.
This experience has been truly eye opening. As someone who has never left the country, this was my first time being able to actually see what other cultures are like. The scenery is unlike anything I have ever seen before, the people are completely different and the activities we did will be unforgettable (when else will I get to climb a volcano and roast marshmallows in one of its steam pits?). I do not regret my time in Guatemala and neither would you if you decide to go on this trip.