Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Mexican - Guatemalan border craziness Guatemalan highlands from La Demogracia Our first Guatemalan hotel had a monkey! It stuck its tail out of the cage for Jenn to pet. Roadside waterfall near La Demogracia, Guatemala Guatemalan flag in Huehuetenango city centre from our rooftop. Chicken bus near Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Chicken bus near Cuatro Caminos, Guatemala.  Note the jockey on the roof! Chicken bus in Nahuala, Guatemala. Lago Atitlan and San Pedro nestled on the shore. Chicken bus on the 15+% grade hill down to Lago Atitlan. Descending the switchbacks to Lago Atitlan San Pedro, Lago Atitlan Our bedroom in San Pedro. Coffee beans close-up. Sacks of coffee. San Pedro in the morning. San Pedro waterfront in the morning mist. Mt. Cristalina's (aka. The Indians Nose). San Juan under the cross. Panorama of the lake. Climbing the steps up to the nose. Steaming Volcan Fuego near Antigua. Towns along the lake. Groupshot above the lake. At the top of the nose. Santa Clara market. The butchershop. 20 people in the back of a pickup + 5 in the cab = fun times descending the road back to the lake. Entire family in a tuk-tuk. Juice lady cart! Cliff jumping in San Marcos. San Pedro hiding under it's namesake volcano. Waterfall in the Nature Reserve. Monkey in the nature reserve. Monkey. Butterfly. Butterfly in the nature reserve. Riding the lancha across the lake. Saying adios to Ana-Maria. Angela. Coffee drying by the lake. Flooded house. Lake at sunrise. Fishing at sunrise. Ready to learn and get some knowledge. Chocobanano deliciousness. Playing helicopter on the roof. Indoor soccer with the students and teachers. Guatemalan wedding. Our new little friend from the wedding. Guatemalan wedding feast, no assigned seating here. Studying in Cafe Atitlan with my new kitten friend. Relaxing in the solar heated thermales. Hanging out in my traje. All dressed up in our Mayan traditional clothing. Antigua central park, notice the fountain. Chruch embellishments. On the main street in Antigua. Different traditional dress of various Mayan groups. Antigua clocktower with Volcan Agua in the background. Run down building in Anitgua. Antigua market. Bouldering the church ruins. Church ruins in Antigua. Church ruins in Antigua. Church ruins in Antigua. Lake panorama from the volcano. Corn fields on the way down the volcano. Cobra in the street, eeeek! Happy Birthday Norma! Good-bye hugs from Angela. Dave with his instructor, Wilson, at the school. With the director in front of the school. Becki kayaking on the lake. Crossing the lake with the bikes in a lancha. Woohoo, excessive downhill. Ostrich at a gas station, that also serves ostrich burgers.  Coincedence?  I think not.

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