My chosen drink at the nearby coffee shop is the "black Fernando", otherwise known as a "shot in the dark" or a "Depth charge". It's two shots of espresso in a cup of black coffee. Yes. That's how I roll. I also can't get enough of the freshly squeezed juices down here, and they have my favorite combo - carrot, apple, beet. I'm set for the day!
|High quality baskets woven by hand from pine needles and raffia.|
|A cooperative of basket weavers work together to improve their quality of life.|
|An Oak takes over Iximche ruins|
|Acorn stuffed in Pine by woodpecker|
It was mid afternoon and we still had to drive a few hours and get across the lake, so we cut the tour short and headed out in the HiAce. A fairly smooth four lane concrete road twisted around mountains, back and forth, until we hit the turnoff to Panajachel, the most easily accessible town on Lake Atitlan. As we approached, the dress of the folks walking the roads really stood out. Even the men were wearing colorful, intricate woven outfits. Each community has a particular style, and there were a surprising number of people still adhering to this ancient identity.
|Is this kid having fun or what?|
|On the boat ride across Atitlan, taken by Zack.|
Random pics from the day:
|Corn is god.|
|Love this truck. Love it.|
|Gotta get the rebar home somehow.|