This is the place for photos and reflections of my visits to Latin America beginning in 2012. Previous blogs are linked on the main pages of my photo collections on flickr. HAPPY TRAILS!
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
DAY 3 OF BECA WEEK - TRANSITION FROM ANTIGUA TO SAN PEDRO WITH STOPS AT IXIMCHE AND THE PANAJACHEL RESERVE
Volcan Fuego was letting off steam early this morning, as seen from the Casa Cristina roof.
By 8am we were packed and ready to hop in our shuttle to Lake Atitlan. From left me, my beloved nephew Stu (just seeing us off), Sharon Brink, Sue Wallace, Chris Brink, and Sharon Stewart.
Cool library bus at the gas station
Driving through Tecpan for a visit to the Iximche Maya site.
A group of school girls arrived as we were leaving.
1 of the many cool things about Guatemala is that the fence posts come back to life.
We stopped at an overlook for this view of the lake.
We had lunch in Panajachel at Llama del Fuego which opens on to the street; this grandma had an aggressive sales style
and a few tricks up her sleeve when it came to giving change.
We enjoyed our hike in the Panajachel Reserve - monkeys, sky bridges, waterfalls, and butterflies.
We hired 2 tuktuk drivers to haul us from the reserve to the Adrenalina office where our luggage was stowed to the dock for a lancha to San Pedro.
Arriving in San Pedro - off to Hotel Mikaso.
Culture dynamics - North American kids enjoy the hot tub on the deck while local women bathe and do laundry in the lake below.
Happy to be here. :-)
Sharon Brink and I took a stroll up to the park. In English there isn't a word for our relationship - the mothers of a married couple, her son Greg and my daughter Mariah. We've adopted the Spanish term, 'consuegra'. Here she's charming local kids with her camera - 1st the photo she took and then the kids' reaction to seeing it.
Dinner at Cafe Atitlan - good food and good company.