Jinava Hotel & Restaurant
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Lake Atitlan, a calming, uncomplicated hideaway, the perfect lakeside setting with just a fortnight left of Latin American tales. With felines littering the place, our hostel was reminisant of a scene from The Aristocats, much to Tasha's delight. How can life next to the water, with a clowder of cats, not engender such a relaxed, content mindset?
Poetry reading, yoga and meditation ...
To get to the Mexican immigration, it was about 1KM away and we had a few tuk-tuks offering to drive us, but we walked. We got to the Mexican border and while it was a longer process getting in than getting out of Guatemala, we managed to successfully enter. When leaving customs, we exited the parking lot on foot and found a taxi willing to take us the 40 minute drive to Tapachula for 66 pesos (a little more than $5 CDN). The taxi driver took us into Tapachula and ...
... and the changing shades of blue of the lake, the sky and the volcanoes is a trip. This place is also located in the quieter side of Barrio 3, right next to the nature reserve, and some distance from the noisy hub and barking dog brigades. I have just finished a 10 day Thai Massage course, and have so far also given a Reiki and Energy Medicine course, 2 Holotropic Breathwork sessions, a partner yoga/tantra workshop and co-hosted a Men's Sacred Circle. Today I will be co-hosting ...
... life and things go wrong or we hit an obstacle, we get covered with dirt, and the dirt keeps piling on as we ignore these issues. We pretend it is all good even when really we are buried too deep. When really we should start to dig at our roots, learn to accept, move past or deal with our issues that have given us grief, thus uncovering the diamond that lays under neither, allowing ourselves to be all the greatness we are. Sounds a little crazy but something about it stuck with ...
... floats up to me. It has a gorgeous view though, and apart from it being a slog up the hill, and the ambient noise (which does make it feel like I am actually living in Guatemala and not any “hollywood ” - local nickname for Pasaj-cap, anywhere in the world), the house has a great vibe.
And apart from all the distractions, noise, and dog responsibilities like shopping for his prime cuts in Panajachel, a 45 minute boat ride, and his wheat grass in San ...