Ernesto “Che” Guevara

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No mater where you travel in Central America you will see pictures of Che hanging everywhere. Commonly known as El Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, intellectual, guerrilla leader, diplomat, military theorist, and major figure of the Cuban Revolution. Since his death, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous countercultural … Continue reading Ernesto “Che” Guevara

Café Artisan (San Juan La Laguna “Lago de Atitlan”)

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Organic coffee bar Locations: Straight up from the boat launch on the right side. Great place to have a delicious cup of organic coffee grown in the surrounding Guatemala Mountains. They also have homemade cheeses and make some great sandwiches. Comfortable chairs under shady trees are sure to please. Carlos a retired physicist is usually … Continue reading Café Artisan (San Juan La Laguna “Lago de Atitlan”)

Humble house, grave marker and mural in Lago de Atitlan.

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Exploring the village of San Pablo I was struck by this humble clay brick house with the little yellow basketball rim over the lone window. Laundry catching the morning sun to dry. Walking back along the shores of Lago de Atitlan I came across this family’s grave marker. Not really sure if someone is buried … Continue reading Humble house, grave marker and mural in Lago de Atitlan.