Central America, Destinations, Guatemala, Photojournal

A day at Lake Atitlan and photojournal of Guatemala

December 29, 2014
Taking a tuk-tuk back I had to ask the driver to stop so I could take a picture. A view San Pedro from this hill on San Juan.

Today Mark went for a 5k run towards a volcano (one of many around here). Then he went next door from our guesthouse and jump off a tree into the lake. He apparently met a guy from Seattle who had done work  in Greenbank (southern part of the island Mark’s from). We continued to see him throughout the day for some reason. We had such a great day and didn’t realize how many things we’d done so we started a this blog post.

Small corn field with a view of the Indian Nose

Small corn field with a view of the Indian Nose

Food stand with cool murals, Grateful Dead poster, and the nicest Japanese lady!

Food stand with cool murals, Grateful Dead poster, and the nicest Japanese lady! For a snack we went  to the Japanese place up the hill, the same place we went to yesterday where we had vegetarian teriyaki tempura roll and tofutofu teriyaki burger which were both divine. We loved it so much we had to come back but this time they only had burgers and ran out of sushi. We still had the burger because it was so delicious the first time.

Lady posing for a smile after a quick conversation

Mark saw this lady for a second time today. First time was after his run when he got back to our guesthouse and filled my water bottle. This lady came asking for money for medicine. He prayed for her and told her about faith healing then gave her 2 Q. Didn’t know he’d run into her again later.

Coffee shop lovely drinks and a coffee tour on request

Coffee shop lovely drinks and a coffee tour on request- Waited at the coffee shop for our friend Yuki, who is awesome and taking public transport in Central America by herself and she just turned 19. She was also studying in the same Spanish school as us. Cam took her to her hostel and then we got on a boat to visit San Marcos for a day.

Cheap snacks.

Cheap snacks.Before the boat we had to grab a snack. Beautiful Mayan lady making our 5Q tostadas.

Lemonade stand bell. GUATEMALA

Lemonade stand bell. Mark ordered a 5Q lemonade for the cough we had.

Dockside. Passengers embarking

Dockside. Passengers embarking we had a 5 minute wait for the boat and some time for more pictures.

Hanging out on the dock. No better place to chill.

Hanging out on the dock. No better place to chill.

Welcome sign

Welcome sign

One of many murals. So many hands help this love.

One of many murals in San Marcos. So many hands helped make this love.

Cafe Circles- seats made of recycled tuk-tuk tires and filled with second hand clothes.

Ended up getting desert at Cafe Circles then going to a nature reserve that had a bunch of viewpoints. The seats were made of recycled tuk-tuk tires and filled with second hand clothes

A lamp made of old hangers and pages of a used foreign book.

A lamp made of old hangers and pages of a used foreign book.

View of the lake and volcanoes

View of the lake and volcanoes- After the cafe we went to the Cerro Tankujil Nature Reserve a beautiful park on the water and with a steep hill for some of the best views of the lake.

Jesus love

Jesus love- A 5 minute walk from the dock to the A late reminder of where some of our love came from, last photo of the night.

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