Grand Hotel

Address: Calle Principal, 1-79 Zona 2, Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Western Highlands, 07010, Guatemala | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Calle Principal, 1-79 Zona 2, Panajachel, is near Volcan San Pedro.
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    Travel Blogs from Panajachel

    Life on the lake.

    A travel blog entry by fancythat on Jul 24, 2015

    1 comment, 5 photos

    ... even changing colours. Another woman is doing embroidery on local woven cloth. They have large looms set up, but Bibia is quick to show me her prowess on the back strap loom. Such intricate work, so much time and patience, something North Americans seem to be lacking more and more of. I make some purchases, some bracelets for my class this fall and a few other pieces for myself. (I deserve it, I climbed another hill and a half today). As I leave the shop, another ...

    Street Vendors are my weakness!

    A travel blog entry by swithrow on Jun 01, 2015

    5 photos

    ... From the last vendor, I didn't have enough money, so we agreed on a time I would be back with the rest of the money. They were trying to use charm as well. Like "For anyone else, this blanket would be 500 quetzales, but for you it's only 340." It is a beautiful blanket made 100% by hand of wool. Plus, I had been looking at some others anyways, and this one was nicer and cheaper. :) So I guess ...

    Special Post - Can you spare $40 annually?

    A travel blog entry by sandy1948 on Apr 15, 2015

    14 photos

    ... for a year. You would donate, on your designated month, directly to Mayan Families with Jessica's case #. This way, you get a tax deduction because Mayan Families is a 501c3 organization.

    I would be happy to give more details about the typical diet here, if you are interested. But, an example is that a family of 4 would share 1 egg for the main meal. Many people just have tortillas with salt 3 times a day!


    Spanish School and volunteering, week 2

    A travel blog entry by sandy1948 on Apr 14, 2015

    1 comment, 12 photos

    ... Dora, is sponsoring. I'll write the visit details in a different post.

    The week passed quickly. Here it is, Sat. And I leave tomorrow. It's rainy today, which is unusual for April. My morning is spent packing and organizing my stuff and then I head downtown to verify my pickup for tomorrow, have lunch and buy food to take with me on the shuttle. It will be a 12 hour van trip to San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico! Ugh! I am really not looking forward ...

    Relaxing at Lake Atitlan

    A travel blog entry by sandy1948 on Mar 26, 2015

    24 photos

    ... no one to tell us about the healing herbs. We did learn that the indigenous people still rely quite heavily on herbal and spiritual medicine. Every village has several types of healers who have inherited their healing skill and wisdom.

    Anita told us her personal story of becoming an entrepreneur at age 10. She borrowed Q2 ($.25) from her mom and bought bananas to sell. She made Q20 that first day and earned the support of her mom. She was determined to learn English and ...