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Farms on the way to Panajachel  

Farms on the way to Panajachel

A weekend in heaven

February 16th 2009
Helen and I decided to go to the Lake Atlitan region for the weekend. It is about 2.5 hours away from here but in terms of climate and vegetation, it may as well be a world away. We got there using a private shuttle (small bus but only one person per seat. Heaven!). The ride there was nice but a bit scary giving that you are always going up or down mountains. Still, I was OK until about the ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Guatemala » Western Highlands » Quetzaltenango

Guatemalan Flag The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experience... ... read more
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