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, August 12, 2014


I have looked forward to yesterday's events for months and they did not disappoint. I rose before dawn and walked to the park by the Catholic church to the tunes of a school band practicing with gusto. Yes, at 5:45 in the morning. 

They paused briefly to let the smoke from firecrackers dissipate, then continued on their way.  

I had a few minutes to enjoy the park before my ride arrived and we were off - Mynor, his wife Josefa, the builder, his assistant, and the driver. 

Josefa and I got to sit up front with the driver; the others rode in the back of the truck and missed the scenery. Their compensation was lots of fresh air.

A welcomed break in the middle of the nearly 3 hour journey to Xela (pronounced 'Shayla', also known as Quetzaltnenago), these views of Lake Atitlán and San Pedro.

Típico breakfast at Pollo Campero, a Guatemala institution.

And then the shopping to populate our apartment, Ti Wachooch, commenced! Below for your viewing pleasure, good success, good company, a few pauses for the store people to catch up, transitions to other stores, Sopa Azteca, and home!

Back in San Pedro, we emptied the truck into Mynor's house - along, productive, exciting day. 

You can find the complete photo sets for this trip HERE.
Happy trails!

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