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
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”)
In Guatemala you can often find women selling these homemade tamales called chuchito’s (not quite sure on the spelling.) They steam them in corn husks and they are filled with cornmeal, which has a piece of mystery meat in the center. They come with chili or plain. Watch out for bones! They make an inexpensive … Continue reading Tamales (Chuchito’s) in the market in Guatemala.
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.
Here in San Pedro “Lago de Atitlan” Guatemala you can make a short hike up Volcano Indian Nose. Many people start their hike at 3:00am to catch the sunrise. Travel agency Bigfoot can make those arrangements for you to make life easier. Location - San Juan, Lago de Atitlan. Cost – 30Q (4 USD) This … Continue reading Volcano Indian Nose in Guatemala