Hmm…….honestly, I’m not sure what possessed me to visit Guatemala in July 2016.

I was actually considering Mexico……having never been there. Mexico was a much better destination for just about all the reasons on earth (lol). And, still, I bought a ticket to Guatemala City instead.

As usual, I did my research before anything else; and pretty much every online source advised against hanging about in Guatemala City — the main reason being that it was not a very safe place.

So, the moment I touched down at the airport, I took a shuttle to Antigua — which is where just about every visitor to Guatemala prefers to head to.