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- June 22, 2006
Wow, these pictures are AMAZING. I have searched through other websites but these pictures greatly portray the beauty of such of Guatemala. I am of Guatemalan descent, born and raised in Chicago. I have lived in Chicago all my life but my first visit to Guatemala at the age of fourteen throughly changed my life and view of the world. I have always been what society would basically call a "tree-hugger/hippie" and Guatemala definetely brought it out. It was instantly love at first sight walking on the sand of Lake Atitlan. Never have I seen such beauty, I felt like I had traeded upon a dream and I literally (seriosly people!) had to pinch my arm to know it was real. The beautiful hues of blue and fog that settles later on is indiscribable. I have fallen in love! The indigenous people speak Spanish with their accents...still unable to seperate dialects with Spanish. I hope the surrounding villages stay the same. I want the have that same feeling of walking down a peaceful village, with amazing sights around every corner and beautiful indigenous people smilling at me. The women sure are beautiful in their traditional clothing. Their colorful rosy cheeks are cute, the cool weather grazing their faces. I have grown to love nature even more...Lake Atitlan is the place to be! I also recommen touring all of Guatemala if possible. Every county has a different story and different views. I for one originate from Escuintla..."La Ciudad de las Palmeras y Golondrinas." It surrouned by beaches, palm trees and kind people.
S I leave you all now...may your travels be peaceful and take care!
-- (June 22, 2006)
on Lago de Atitlán