Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for San Pedro la Laguna, Sololá, Guatemala
Jun 24, 2012 - Decisions,decisions!
As I write this I have some sort of enternal conflict (and yes I know why?)I am in one of the coolest places I've ever been too,but I have this feeling this place may not be conducive to my well being.I guess what it comes down to in life it's that when you finally think you found what you are looking for you realize maybe there's something else? I still don't know.All I can say is that things happen for a reason,good or bad but they're supposed too.I have so much to share,but until you walk in my shoes your perspective will always be...Jump to full entry
Jun 16, 2012 - Pissed off!
Ok I'm pissed off because I had 3 days worth of bloggging material and when I came to add some photos everthing was gone.And since I'm sooo busy I dont want to reenter all the info.So here is some of it! Today was full of mixed emotions.On one hand I was glad to be leaving Xela because of the noise and traffic,but on the other hand I would be leaving some nice people that I may never see again.I guess I better get used to it because there is still a lot I want to see. I had no classes today cause I was headed to San Pedro at 3pm I decided...Jump to full entry
May 27, 2012 - San Pedro
I have'nt posted in a while cause most everyday has been the same this week.Class,gym ,salsa.Now obviously I have done more than that but I don't want to bore you any longer with my daily events.Friday night we had a little bbq with some of my classmates and instuctors.Not your regular type bbg but still fun.I had to volunteer my services for the evening while some of the other students made quacamole and salsa.Everything turned out real good and we all had fun.After the bbg we headed to a bar and played some pool and fooseball.After a few...Jump to full entry
Sep 16, 2011 - Finally starting to move...
Hey friends! Our last few days have been full of fun and travelling. We stayed in Lanquin for two nights at a great hostel called Zephyr Lodge. It was elevated on a nice hill side with awesome views of the valley and river. Thursday morning we went to Semuc Champey with some people from our hostel and had a guide take us around the caves and turquoise pools. We each had to carry a candle in the cave and actually had to swim through the darkness at some points while just holding the candle above water. There were waterfalls in the caves and...Jump to full entry
Sep 12, 2011 - More Lago Atitlan!
After our stay in San Pedro, we moved on to San Marcos, which is a mecca for old hippies to congregate and practice yoga and meditation. We stayed at this amazing rustic bungalow for about 19$. Also we found this nature preserve where Peter jumped off a mirador (check facebook for pictures). We then moved on to Santa Cruz and stayed at the Iguana Perdida, which is a respected hostel amongst backpackers. We where there longer then expected (four nights) partly because of the election. We are now in Pana for the night and getting ready to...Jump to full entry
Sep 7, 2011 - San Pedro
Once arriving in San Pedro La Laguna (another Mayan town on Lake Atitlan) we decided to hire a guide and climb Volcan San Pedro (3,020 meters), which is one of the three volcanoes that surround Lake Atitlan. The original plan was to summit the volcano in time for the sunrise, but we didn´t plan accordingly. Instead, after one of the hardest hikes that either of us have done, when we finally reached the top, not only was it daylight, but there was absolutely no view because of the dense clouds. We only stayed at the summit for about 25...Jump to full entry
Jun 30, 2011 - San Pedro - Day Trip
I ended up taking a small half day trip to some of the nearby towns including San Pedro. It was nice to take a relaxing trip by boat and visit some of the different communities. I had the opportunity to try out more street food and came across a really interesting dish that looked like a giant taco but was made in a very different style than most of the food I had eaten so far. Most people I was with liked it so much that we had more than one :-). Pictures of the places around Lake Atitlán can be found here.Jump to full entry
May 7, 2011 - Lake Atitlan - San Pedro
Gorgeous! After an incredibly bumby boat ride, we arrived on the tropical shore of San Pedro, the other side of the lake to Panajachel. Our first night was spent in a hostel other travellers had recommended to us, and it was horrific. 2.50 pounds, but the beds were so so hard, I woke up the next morning with a bruised hip! So we went on a hostel hunt, and after bargaining wonderfully, came to 20 Quetzales a night (for 4 nights min) for a twin ensuite with a roof, kitchen and only us in it. (20 quetzales is about 1.60 pounds) So here we...Jump to full entry
Jun 4, 2010 - San Pedro #5 - and final
San Pedro La Laguna journal. 01-04 de junio, 2010. Tuesday: School, La Playa Bar for grub, Jarachik to study, appearance at fund raiser for the landslide families put on by students (not very successful), more study, bed. Wednesday: I took a morning walk up the main road from the Panajachel boat ramp to ‘the’ coffee shop for café con leche made with San Pedro beans. Best coffee in town. Did the daily class at school from 8:00-1:00, stayed at the school to study from 1:00-4:30. There was a loud horn that kept going off every few minutes for...Jump to full entry
Jun 1, 2010 - Help for San Pedro
It's a perfectly beautiful day today in San Pedro - warm and sunny with a nice lake breeze. Hard to believe that there was so much destruction just a few days ago. Efforts are still underway to look for the missing girl and dig out the muck from the homes that are still standing. Anyone who would like to send in a donation to the families of San Pedro who lost their homes, the Cooperativa Escuela can receive and will distribute donations through their website. Feel free to publish the below link on Facebook and/or forward as you like....Jump to full entry
Jun 1, 2010 - San Pedro #4
San Pedro La Laguna journal. 30-31 de Mayo, 2010. Sunday: Wow! So all that rain the last two days was tropical storm Agatha. We didn’t know it until Sunday when we were looking for news on the volcano situation. Pretty crazy having all these natural disasters happening at the same time – and with volcanic eruptions in Equador and Costa Rica to boot. The rain was a bad thing for the volcano situation because it made the ash into a cement-like mush; but a good thing because it washed off the ash from all the coffee crops. According to the...Jump to full entry
May 29, 2010 - San Pedro #3
27-29 de Mayo, 2010. Here are some earlier items that I neglected to mention in previous posts. Monday night we ate dinner at La Jardin, a French restaurant where you sit on cushions in front of a low table, with the table area being open all around with a roof held up by four posts. Traci and I were seated on one side of the table and while we waited for Jake a dog came and sat on Jake’s side as well as you please. He looked like he had joined us and was waiting for the waitress to bring him a drink. Jake shooed him away when he arrived....Jump to full entry