Travel Blogs from San Pedro, Guatemala

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Lake, Steak and 3 Smoking Volcanos, San Pedro La Laguna, Lago de Atitlan, Guatemala travel blog

Lake, Steak and 3 Smoking Volcanos

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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... small town on the south west corner of the lake. It sits at the foot of the biggest active volcano on the lake (San Pedro). Surrounded by coffee fields coffee production the towns main business, and there are many coffee processing plants around the town ...

A bloody hard hike and other stories., San Pedro La Laguna and Panajachel (Lake Atitlan), Guatemala travel blog

A bloody hard hike and other stories.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... from last weekends game when they lost 5-0 to Costa Rica. Anyway, football is huge here in Latin America, Guatemala being no exception. I watched the match in San Pedro La Laguna (kind of on the other side of Lake Atitlan from Panajachel) over a few beers ...

Burning of the Devil and Baby Chickens, San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala travel blog

Burning of the Devil and Baby Chickens

A travel blog entry by muddyfeet

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... , December 7th, the day before the fiesta of the Immaculate Concepcion, el Diablo is burned throughout the Highlands of Guatemala and perhaps elsewhere.  Many people burn their trash, pictures of unfavored politicians and, sometimes, of the ...

Immaculate Concepcion, San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala travel blog

Immaculate Concepcion

A travel blog entry by muddyfeet

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WOW, ok I just witnessed the most amazing Immaculate Concepcion Virgin Maria celebration ever.  So, laying on my bed at 7:30 pm, feeling rather unmotivated to get up and do anything, I finally decided it was just too early on a sat ...

San Pedro - Work and Houses, San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala travel blog

San Pedro - Work and Houses

A travel blog entry by muddyfeet

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... ; These loads appear to be quite heavy as most times the person is bent over.  There is also constant construction in San Pedro.  All of which is aimed at the tourist economy.  Expansions on hotels, new hotels, new restaurants etc. are ...

San Pedro Week Three:  Recommendations and Such, San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala travel blog

San Pedro Week Three: Recommendations and Such

A travel blog entry by muddyfeet

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... than a challenge.  I have 3 more weeks of studies and am starting to research some schools in more remote areas.  San Pedro has been a great starting point.  I am quite grateful to some restaurants and, after moving 4 times in 2 weeks, ...

Cemeteries, San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala travel blog

Cemeteries

A travel blog entry by muddyfeet

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... structures of New Orleans cemeteries, but stacks and stacks filled with or waiting for the next tenant.  Stumbling upon the San Pedro cemetery, I wasnīt even sure where I was at first.  It had the clear ambiance of a religious relic ...

The Alure of Holy Places, San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala travel blog

The Alure of Holy Places

A travel blog entry by muddyfeet

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... development of Evangelical Churches due to a major, and effective, influx of Missionaries de Los Estados Unidos.  Thus, in San Pedro de La Laguna, there is one historically beautiful Catholic church, one Baptist wedding cake and, from my ...

My Climb Up

My Climb Up "Indian Nose"

A travel blog entry by muddyfeet

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Donīt blame me for the name.  In Spanish it is La Nariz de Indigina (sp?) but there was also another name at the entrance to the park which I forget and nobody recognized that name.  At least there was no caricature included with this ...

Elena, San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala travel blog

Elena

A travel blog entry by muddyfeet

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One of my favorite pictures that I didnīt take was of Elena.  Elena is the 6 year old daughter of the family I stayed with for 1.5 days.  She immediately took to me, sitting up close and rattling off how to use the remote.  She was the ...

San Pedro Week 2:  My Ventures with a Toilet, San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala travel blog

San Pedro Week 2: My Ventures with a Toilet

A travel blog entry by muddyfeet

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So, looking back to week one, I realize I knew nothing about true food poisoning.  Week one was great, I had no problem, ate, drank, explored, slept, ate, drank.  Week two was spent in a toilet bowl.  I started my classes on a ...

Rain, Rain Go Away!, San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala travel blog

Rain, Rain Go Away!

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... village on the lake) but as roads have collapsed due to the mudslide we couldn't get there. However, this must be fate as San Pedro is the lively village of Lago de Atitlan with trance and dance music blarring out of each bar every night. The main strip ...

San Pedro - Showers, Boats & Other Observations, San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala travel blog

San Pedro - Showers, Boats & Other Observations

A travel blog entry by muddyfeet

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... OF WHISTLES The boys and men who run these boats also use a secret language of whistles that Iīve noticed all over San Pedro.  Initially I just tossed it off to the same attention seeking habits that many men in the States have (no offense ...

San Pedro:  Early Morning, San Pedro Laguna, Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

San Pedro: Early Morning

A travel blog entry by muddyfeet

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There were mornings, while laying in my bed, that I would notice the sky outside my window.  Running out in underwear and all this is what I ...

Spanish spanish and more spanish, San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala travel blog

Spanish spanish and more spanish

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... town where they have a mad horse riding and drinking competition - don't worry we'll only be watching not taking part). Had such a lovely yet busy time with all our lessons, homework and socialising, San Pedro is somewhere we won't forget for a long ...

One month down, nine to go!, San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala travel blog

One month down, nine to go!

A travel blog entry by casey_matt

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It is hard for us to believe, but we have been traveling for one month now. All of the Mayan archeological sites we visited in Mexico seem so long ago already. What is even harder for us to conceptualize is that we now know that we will be out of the ...

Sinking Canoes in Central America, San Pedro, Lago Atitlan, Guatemala travel blog

Sinking Canoes in Central America

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... we had dinner in massive group of 20, its was Rob made up birthday to get us free cake, a great move. Today we left san pedro first on boat to panjachel and then onto Antigua. Felcity is really sick again so we are going to the hospital tomorrow as ...

San Pedro Week One, San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala travel blog

San Pedro Week One

A travel blog entry by muddyfeet

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Itīs been just about one week since I arrived in San Pedro.  Upon my arrival I checked in at the Hotel San Francisco which is a nice place to stay. Clean rooms with shared showers for Q30 a night.  That is about $3.75 a night.  The ...

Gringo town, San Pedro La Laguna, Lago Atitlan, Guatemala travel blog

Gringo town

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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... and F1 circuits donīt usually include small, curving mountain roads, dropped us in Pana(jachel) where I immediately took the boat to San Pedro, at the other side of the lake. It was clear from the first second that it was a budget travelers favorite ...

Saying good bye to Lago Atitlan, San Pedro/Panajachel, Guatemala travel blog

Saying good bye to Lago Atitlan

A travel blog entry by casey_matt

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Saturday the 28th we woke at 4:45am to get ready for our hike up Volcan San Pedro. Met our guide outside our place and started up the hill. We had a 40 minute walk to the entrance station during which Casey was not looking so good. But she pushed on ...

Santiago, Santa Cruz, San Marcos, Pana, San Juan.., San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala travel blog

Santiago, Santa Cruz, San Marcos, Pana, San Juan..

A travel blog entry by muddyfeet

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... week before Easter.  Also a truly tough crowd of indigenous folk who kicked out the military before any other village in Guatemala during the civil war and a boy following me around saying in English "that ice cream is for me!?"  I ...

Volcanic Hangovers, San Pedro, Antigua, Guatemala travel blog

Volcanic Hangovers

A travel blog entry by bonkers

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... green mountains on all sides. It's got dozens of colourful traditional Mayan villages dotted around the 60k's of shoreline. I stayed in San Pedro, reknowned for hippies and the fact they grow their own weed! Within 5 minutes of the lancha landing I ...

Back to school, Guatemalan style, San Pedro la Laguna, Guatemala travel blog

Back to school, Guatemalan style

A travel blog entry by casey_matt

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... We set up a hike for the morning to go up Volcan San Pedro, we leave at 5:30 am. It has been a great week here in San Pedro. Spanish and weaving classes and some good adventures around the lake. I did learn some new words and how to use them but I still ...

San Pedro La Laguna, San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala travel blog

San Pedro La Laguna

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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Amderstam of Gautamala, San Pedro, Guatemala travel blog

Amderstam of Gautamala

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... so extremely relaxed( aka dead) that there really was nothing to do.  So we ended up staying another night in San Pedro.     Oh yeah and tons of backgammon was played since we were hanging out with Israelis ...

San Pedro again......., San Pedro, Guatemala travel blog

San Pedro again.......

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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OK, so I came back.... whats the big deal... I had a good time last time I was here and its actually on the way to Honduras  Sooooooo I decided to stop in again for a couple of days.    Not a whole lot to report here. Except I ran ...

San Pedro La Laguna, San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala travel blog

San Pedro La Laguna

A travel blog entry by kevandsian

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Hi Guys, You can read our update from San Pedro in our entry from Antigua, Guatemala entitled 'The Last of Our Real Adventures - For a While......'. Cheers, K & ...

LoveLEE San Pedro, San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala travel blog

LoveLEE San Pedro

A travel blog entry by thelees

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... candles under the starry skies. A very romantic setting indeed, just ask the couple at the next pool!   The food in San Pedro was deeleecious! We kicked off the feasting with supersized burritos from the Burrito Factory right on the lakefront, and we ...

The Silence Explained, San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala travel blog

The Silence Explained

A travel blog entry by thelees

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... to set your minds at ease. All is still well with us, in fact, we are thriving here in our current hometown of San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala. Fast forward 3 months from the date of this entry (7th April 2012) to the present day (13th July 2012) and ...

you can never leave....., San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala travel blog

you can never leave.....

A travel blog entry by panf007

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... celebrations. I bought a kilo of grapes and chop it all down. Juliette just laughed as my stomach ballooned. Today, we went to San Pedro la Laguna, a beautiful hippy town. We followed the volcanic ash paved road to a simple hotel by the lake. For 20Q ...

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