There are times during my travels when I receive the amazing gift of interacting with someone by chance that I wouldn’t normally get to talk to unless I got lucky.
Yesterday, I was in San Marcos La Laguna and I wanted to get to Quetzaltenango. However, I didn’t want to pay 10 times more for the tourist shuttle, so I decided to try local travel.
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.