Published: September 22nd 2007September 22nd 2007
This is the Chicken Bus terminal were you go to catch a bus to just about anywhere. We caught our bus to Lake Atitlan from here.
We went to Lake Atitlan a few days ago because our life here is grueling. Actually, we wanted to take a week off of school to travel. We headed a few hours east to San Pedro La Laguna, a town situated on Lake Atitlan. The town is surrounded by mountain peaks and three dormant volcanoes. It is beautiful.
San Pedro has an interesting culture. A large part of the local population is evangelical Christian. On every third building you read a sign that says something like--
Only Jesus can change your life OR Smile, God loves you OR Never change, have a great summer (okay, they don't really say that one).
The other large part of the population is a combination of original hippies and their neo-hippy counterparts. What that means is that you can easily get a contact high just by walking down the streets of the town. It's a fun place. We stayed in a hotel right on the lake, enjoyed some great food, and met some great people...mellow people, but great. Enjoy the pictures!!!
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