Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Guatemala travels
We left Antigua yesterday heading to Santiago Atitlan on Lake Atitlan. We had our own van so could make some stops along the way. We stopped at a small Mayan Ruin - Iximché. It was recommended by Deb Chandler of Mayan Hands and it was lovelyandvery peaceful. As you can see from the photos there were very few tourists.

This photo is Mary and Peggy at the Iximche Mayan Ruins.

Below Mimi, Lakayana and Fitzie at the ruins.

Below: our group heading out from Hotel San Pedro in Antigua.
Left to right: Fitzie, Lakayana, Mimi Marion, Warren, Mary, Peggy and Jody

The van ride through the mountains with the added stops of the ruins and lunch ended up being a 5 hour trip. Just an hour out of Antigua you enter the part of Guatemala that is mostly Maya. We passed through various villages where you can tell where you are by the designs on the womens huipils- shirts. Each woman is a walking work of art!
We had a great dinner sat by the lake and went to bed so we could wake up early to go canoeing for Lakayana's birthday at dawn under the full moon.

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