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scotq’s Travel Diary

Monday, 24 Nov 2008

Location: Chichicastenango, Guatemala

MapWe spent four wonderful nights on Lago Atitlan. The first night in the town of Panajachel and then we took a public ferry across the lake and spent 3 peaceful and relaxing nights in San Marcos de Laguna, mostly taking short hikes and swimming in the beautiful lake. We then caught three different "chicken buses" which are old bluebird school buses from the US and made our way to chichicastenango in the state of Quiche. It has the largest market in Guatemala and was very overwhelming. But we are staying at a cute guest house with a fireplace and tonight will have a fire and a bottle of wine before we head north deeper into the mountains to the village of Nebaj and eventually to the town of Coban for hiking and waterfalls and more. I will try and post again sometime from Coban.