One of the many places to take Spanish lessons. However I think places farther away from centre of Guatamala are better for longer stay such Attitlan. Antigua is lovely but if you want to see people in lovely local dress, each village has different designs, venture further.
kellys, maddens, john hewitt, duke of york, the spaniard, kitchen bar, robinson's and fibber magees, and of course the crown bar opposite Europa Hotel and beside robinson's. and loads more
I run a small 5 room alternative lodge, Namaste, which is like a home from home, with facilities like a hostel and rooms like an independent hotel. Google me for a great place to come and swop travel stories, and I can guide you to some insider visits.
Get up really early and join the locals in Hanoi in their morning exercises, games etc. seems the whole city is out on the pavements and around the lakes etc all ages. Just great. Also go to Dalat up in the hills, best vegetarian food in world. Beautiful mountain/lakeside town, interesting history. Also there is mini eco system around there so temperate and tropical fruits veg etc all bigger and tastier than anywhere. Food market there has 100+ wonderful food stall. Trip down to coast (by...