Sololá

Julio and His Kites
Julio and His Kites

We departed overland for Panajachel on Lake Atitlan. We stopped at the small Kaqchikel Mayan mountain village of Sumpango where we met Julio at the school where he is a teacher. He is one of the founders of the local kite festival," Giant Kite Festival where over 80,000 people come to view the elaborate kites.

Panajachel

Lake Atitlán
Lake Atitlán

Panajachel is situated on the north east shore of Lake Atitlán. The lake sits at 5,000 feet above sea level, and is encircled by three towering volcanoes—San Pedro, Toliman, and Atitlán.

 

Antigua Guatemala

After breakfast most people opted for the optional Canopy & Hanging Bridges tour at the Atitlán Nature Reserve, a 247-acre reserve located between the lakeshore and the road from Solola.

Jocotenango

Eggs for Sale
Eggs for Sale

We began today's cultural discoveries by walking to the local market. Along the way Luis contacted local people. The first was a woman operating a stand at a busy corner bus stop selling fresh squeezed juice, hard-boiled eggs, snacks and newspapers [mostly the 'Nuestro Diario', local version of the National Enquirer] to commuters.

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