Month: March 2010


Cerro Quemado, Quetzaltenango

Last weekend, a few of my friends and I climbed to the top of Cerro Quemado in the outskirts of Quetzaltenango.  For me, it was a really hard climb, as I come from Florida, the flattest land of all.  Aside from this, I’ve only climbed a couple of mountains in Arizona. I thought I wouldn’t...


San Marcos La Laguna

San Marcos La Laguna is a pretty, small, spiritually oriented pueblo on the banks of Lago Atitlan. However, those who wish to pursue spiritual matters should come with a pocket full of cash as well. There are less amenities than in other pueblos (for example, there is no ATM machine here) and accommodation costs a lot more. I only stayed for one night as I want to get to Xela, get a little settled, and be able to work a bit more than I have been.


San Pedro La Laguna Day 5

Tomorrow is my last day in San Pedro La Laguna around Lago Atitlan.  San Pedro is a place with two vastly different worlds… in the tourist sector, it’s billed as being a hub for drugs.  Which I’m sure it is.  However, the day after I came here, I started taking Spanish lessons and I moved...