La Riviera Atitlan Hotel
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- Non-smoking rooms
- Refrigerator in room
- Microwave in room
- Heated pool
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... 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 ...
... I have to get up tomorrow morning. We even played Trival Pursuit. Before I joined I read one of the question sheets to check it wasn't uber hard like how I remember it. I had five out of six correct so got involved. What a fluke! It was solid. The guys who eventually one did so by default (we changed the rolls a little) just by landing on "free" squares. In fairness though it was the 1981 Genius ...
... dress and a few of the older men were as well. In addition to the usual food and household goods stalls, there were many fabric, yarn, ribbon and bead shops as well. There were tailor shops where men were making suits and trousers, and lots of dogs and children running about.
As we were heading down to Lake Atitlan we saw farm workers washing vegetables in preparation for going to market. We stopped on the roadside while Walter ...
... and taught them a few English words. The oldest, Elvia, asked me if the woman depicted on the cover of Sam's copy of The Great Gatsby was me. "Nope." "Your sister then?" "Nope." She gave me a dirty look as though I was clearly lying to mess with her. All and all we waited for over an hour with these funny little girls and ended up buying some of their delicious natural chocolates. It was an awesome experience.
Okay, now the worst bit.
We decided to stay in a ...