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Travel Blogs from Santiago Atitlan
Today was my first day of work - mainly an orientation. I woke up early to test out my suicide shower. (If you are lucky enough to have hot water, it is usually because there is an electric device attached to the shower head...it seems crazy at first, but as long as you don't try to adjust it during your shower they seem to be pretty safe. They use …
... it was safe to walk to San Marcos, another village along the lake. She informed me that it was absolutely safe, and also assured me that I didn't need to walk, there were buses that went there. I told her I wanted to walk, that I liked to walk and she fretted that it was a very, very long ways to walk. Possibly four hours. I looked at my watch. It was 8:00. I had nothing else to do. I started off.
Anywhere I have traveled in Central America, locals are quite confused ...
needed to get out of Antigua before we became stuck...the place can
certainty suck you in and hold you tight. In fact we met some guys while
there, who a month later have not managed to escape the claws of the
beautiful colonial city.
We organized a shuttle through
the hostel and it was a nice experience to be collected by the mini van
and not have to share my seat with multiple other people.
It was a short easy journey ...
... related to our choice of countries.
I'm sure in the european colonial times, none of the recipient countries faired any better, and equally europeans enjoyed the expat lifestyle simply because their money would go so far. The world hasn't changed.
Either way, for Em and me our GBP goes far in these countries and they are all very beautiful and naturally rich amazing places full of really nice down to earth people. (Apart from those hawkers!)
... or San Juan, and its easy to see why - they simply offer something different from Pana, be it tranquility, or some shred of Guatemalan cultural authenticity. For all the fun of Pana, there's nothing quiet or real about it; it exists solely to service the constant procession of backpackers passing through. It's a shame that we don't have more time to see the other towns in Lake Atitlan, because our tour for the day, no matter ...