The Lake

We spent our last weekend in Guatemala at Lake Atitlán.  On Friday night, we took a shuttle from Antigua to our hotel in Panajachel.  Traffic was a f*cking nightmare so it took 3.5 hours instead of 2.5 hours.  We had dinner at the hotel and went to bed early because we had a tour of the lake scheduled Saturday morning.  We stayed at Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo:

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We had a few minutes after breakfast to look around the hotel and it was so peaceful.

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We met up with our tour and got on a boat!

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I think there are twelve towns on the lake and some are only accessible by boat.  We visited San Juan, San Pedro, and Santiago.

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San Juan was our favorite town.

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We went to a beautiful art gallery:

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And we bought some art there, too!  After that, we learned about how Mayan women turn cotton into yarn…

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G even gave it a try!

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Not surprisingly, I don’t think this will be his part-time job.  We also learned about the process of dying the yarn.

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They dye the yarn using plants and this color came from rosemary.  Pretty cool.  I bought the scarf in the below picture and I just love the color.

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And yes, that’s me without makeup.  Also, I think I was talking when George took the picture. Perfect.

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Sunglasses make me look a little less frightening.

After touring the lake for the day, we went back to Panajachel to wait for the sunset.

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And we got up early the next day for the sunrise…

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It was a bit hazy, but still, so beautiful.

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