Things to Do in Guatemala: Visit Theme Park IRTRA Petapa

One of the advantages Antigua Guatemala has over similar expat havens is its proximity to Guatemala City. Don’t laugh, I’m serious! It’s nice to live in a tucked-away small town like Antigua and know that big-city conveniences are an hour away, give or take a few minutes. Guatemala City (or “Guate”, as it’s often referred)Continue reading “Things to Do in Guatemala: Visit Theme Park IRTRA Petapa”

Christmas in Guatemala: Convite in San Miguel Escobar

One of the benefits of living in a small town on the outskirts of Antigua is that you run into all sorts of events that go unnoticed by those who stick exclusively to Antigua’s center. On more than one occasion we have run into festivities and carnivals that we had no idea were scheduled. AContinue reading “Christmas in Guatemala: Convite in San Miguel Escobar”

Antigua Guatemala Blog – Travel and Lifestyle Guide

Looking for information about visiting and living in Antigua Guatemala? You’ve come to the right place! Welcome to OkAntigua, a project I started more than six years ago as a place to document my journey from full-time US resident to explorer and traveler of the American continent. At first, my plans were to make aContinue reading “Antigua Guatemala Blog – Travel and Lifestyle Guide”

Wuto Antigua Guatemala: Learn to Knit the Easy Way

*** Wuto is now closed *** Did you know that knitting is not really a well-practiced art in Guatemala? I learned this surprising fact while visiting Wuto, a premium wool shop in Antigua Guatemala. But wait, there’s more. While the weaving of textiles has long been a¬†Maya tradition, that is not the case with theContinue reading “Wuto Antigua Guatemala: Learn to Knit the Easy Way”

Antigua Guatemala in Color: Doors of Antigua

How much attention do you pay to doors when you’re around town? I didn’t, at least until I moved to Antigua. You see, in Antigua, because the style of construction is Spanish Colonial, it’s rare – if at all – to find big, landscaped lawns in front of houses. Gardens, luscious courtyards, and refreshing fountainsContinue reading “Antigua Guatemala in Color: Doors of Antigua”