Published: June 10th 2009June 10th 2009
Went here for the weekend and stayed in Panahachel (about 2 hours from Antigua). I hired a lanchera for a few hours and got the captain to take me round some of the villages around the lake. First stop was Santiago Atitalan, a small village with a bustling market. Next stop was San Pedro, another small sleepy village. I only had 30 mins here so went for a quick walk round. It all seemed very quiet and peaceful until I came upon a commotion in one of the narrow streets. There was a lot of exited people and at first it looked like someone was trying to sell something. Closer inspection revealed a dead body on some steps....looked like some poor person had been recentley shot. Anyway didn't stop to find out, headed back sharpish to the lanchera! There's a been a murder I told the captain.
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