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.
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...
The internet connection is too slow in San Pedro La Laguna to upload a lot of photos right now, but here are 3 of my favorites from Panajachel.
Tonight is my first night in San Pedro La Laguna. I came over on a small lancha this afternoon. As soon as I walked up the small hill, I met a guy who works in the tourism industry. He brought me to a nice place that I'm staying in now with a hammock and beautiful views. Then he started telling me about a Spanish school in the area.