Thursday, November 14, 2013

Lake Atitlan Villages: San Pedro la Laguna

This past weekend we ventured across the lake to explore the village of San Pedro for a day.  It was great! Exploring a new place is always a treat; we enjoyed wandering the streets and alleys of this fun town. It is a much more gringo-fied place which was almost a bit weird at some points as we felt like we weren't even in Guatemala anymore.

The central church -- complete with statue of St. Peter ... with a chicken. Not sure why?

Heading to the fruit/veg market --

A lovely alley ... where every restaurant had a garden patio or terrace or both.  Felt like we could spend a week trying out all the different places and still not pick a favorite.

Women doing their laundry in the lake.
When I see images like this one, I am quickly reminded of where we live and the scarce resources of most of the population.

 is almost ripe!

Beautiful sunset behind San Pedro volcano & village.


Shan in Japan said...

What a beautiful, colorful place! Found the kite festival interesting, too.

Allison said...

These are incredible shots of San Pedro! I look at these pictures and think "wowww, I want to go there!" You have a true eye for capturing the beauty of these places and I'm so blessed to be experiencing this adventure with you.