|Subject: Re: Guatemala|
I just came back from 10 days in Guatemala. Our group stayed in Antigua most of the time, except for 2 days when we were at Lake Atitlan. I felt perfectly safe in Antigua. I met several retired Americans when I was there and many tourists. I did not go out alone at night (didn't want to push my luck). People were very friendly. We were told by our group coordinator not to go out alone at the hotel we were staying at in Lake Atitlan. We went to many small towns also, and I felt safe there also. I think as long as you use common sense and don't place yourself in a potentially dangerous situation, you'll be fine.
We had one woman who had been traveling by herself for 5 weeks in Guatemala and she had no problems.