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Spanish Classes in San Pedro la Laguna, Guatemala

The next stop on our tour of Guatemala was a long one: a full week of Spanish lessons in San Pedro la Laguna. San Pedro la Laguna is one of the larger towns on the banks of the mystical Lake Atitlan and serves as the busiest backpacker hub in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. We had chosen San Pedro because it serves as an excellent … Continue reading Spanish Classes in San Pedro la Laguna, Guatemala

San Marcos la Laguna, Lake Atitlan’s Hippie Refuge

Our next stop on Lago de Atitlan was San Marcos la Laguna, a town I had heard mentioned often during my travels in the region. San Marcos is a small Mayan town on the banks of the spiritual lake that has also become a remote haven for hippies. Whatever you’re imagining, up the intensity two fold and you may have an accurate picture of San … Continue reading San Marcos la Laguna, Lake Atitlan’s Hippie Refuge

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The Chicken Bus from Antigua to Panajachel

After a few days spent being grossly romantic in Antigua, it was time for Michael and I to start traveling together in earnest. Our next move was to Lake Atitlan (or Lago de Atitlan). Lake Atitlan is a huge crater lake set between volcanoes in the western highlands of Guatemala. The lake is surrounded by dozens of small Mayan villages that are primarily connected by … Continue reading The Chicken Bus from Antigua to Panajachel

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Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala: An Unforgettable Celebration

Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala is one of the most beautiful, intense, outlandish, inspiring, and overwhelming events you will ever experience. Semana Santa is the Spanish translation for Holy Week, the week leading up to Easter Sunday. In a tradition introduced by the Spanish imperialists, Latin American churches host elaborate processions and celebrations during every day of Semana Santa. Nowhere in Central America are the … Continue reading Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala: An Unforgettable Celebration