The Cooperativa Spanish School has been my home away from home in San Pedro since 2007 and the school is moving to new digs this weekend (mid April 2013, photo collection here); the 1st 8 photos and some of the flowers photos later in the post are from the original school.
My last trip up the lane leading to the school, with Andrea and Lencho.
Andrea and Lencho
Elena and Rocky
Delfino, garden artist
Anna from England - so happy to meet this photography professor who facilitated a photography project for Beca students.
Housemate Jon, all tuckered out after San Pedro volcano hike
View from the school
Another view: El Barrio owners' wedding at Mikaso
Garden by Mikaso
Favorite taco stand
Toilet paper in a middle class home (really)
There were a lot of funerals while I was in San Pedro, streets full of them.
This old guy was a favorite of mine. He passed away a few weeks before my trip this year - 2nd and 3rd photos show memorial displays.
Dogs on my routes
Bella Vista Futbol
View of San Pedro from the road to San Juan
School kids clean up along the lake
On market days this man works insanely hard. I met him later - a Beca father.
The banana pancake sisters
The cinnamon bun/banana bread lady
Beautiful park, lovingly tended by a group from the Catholic church
Lights across the lake
Last view of San Pedro from the lancha
I spent a few hours in Panajachel before heading to Guatemala City, people watching and shopping for souvenirs and used textiles.
Kids' sports parade
Happy ending story: I dropped my little coin purse (sentimental value, a few dollars' worth of quetzales inside) and retraced my steps an hour later. This man saw me looking and ran out of his stall to ask if I was looking for the coin purse he had found on the walk outside. Yes!