Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo Panajachel
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... point that we were going to in order to see the Santiaguito. Thankfully, that group had just been there and led us in the correct direction. We continued climbing and climbing and finally made it to the destination at around 10:00. When we got to the look out point, it was too cloudy to see the actual volcano that we went to see. But we went ahead and snapped a few pictures any ways.
Then after a short rest, a couple of granola bars for ...
... a Mayan Restaurant as suggested by Umberto. It was a good choice because the Pepian was delicious and filling. Umberto knew the owner/cook, who really looked after us. At the church Umberto explained about how the Spanish destroyed the Mayan altar and build the church on top, but now the Mayan Shamans use the church for their ceremonies as well. He also explained a bit about the civil war that only ended in 1996! The local priest martyred himself to save his ...
... at me! I guess I'll stick to the main roads. There are so many stray and starving dogs here, but they have been very passive and not frightening. Just really sad!
Well, after that bit of adventure, I walked down a bigger street and did make it to the beach. Lots going on here, families playing in the water, evangelical church gatherings, one after the other, each with loud music, along the beach. Lots of vendors selling food and trinkets. Not so ...
... we could visit, and they said yes. This group of men and women were washing carrots in a stream, then stripping off the tops and packaging in large bags. This area is known as the Eden of Guatemala and produces huge amounts of vegetables for markets all over the country.
Our last stop was at a cemetery with beautifully painted family crypts and an amazing view of of the volcanoes ringing Lake Atitllan. A man happened to be visiting his ...
... in Guatemala, and especially the chicken buses and tuk-tuks, have no catalytic converter. Coupled with the high amount of traffic in the cities, we were spending a lot of time avoiding being run over or beeing in a cloud of exhaust gas. So we spent most of our time outside of the city and hike along the lake or sat in a quiet area and enjoyed the scenery.