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A giant 25 Centavos coin (the real coin is worth about 3 cents)
Lake Atitlan for the weekend

April 23rd 2011
After a long week I decided I needed to get away for the weekend so Friday morning I bought a bus ticket (well a tourist shuttle in a comfy van for $10) to Panajachel. Panajachel is the main city on the North shore of Lake Atitlan - a beautiful lake that sits in a volcanic crater. The lake is surrounded by 3 other volcanos and apparently there are some ruins at the bottom of the lake where s ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Guatemala » Western Highlands » Lago de Atitlán

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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