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- May 15, 2009
in 1988 my son was 10 years old, he was born in Los Angeles, Ca and I sent him to spend summer time in central Mexico and the west coast. This year however I went to meet him in Mexico City and took an overnight bus that took us to Oaxaca, We visited Monte Alban and Mitla and took another overnight bus to Tapachula, Chiapas Mexico and crossed walking the Usumasinta River at "El Talisman" for a great adventure that took us along the Pacific route to Escuintla and Guatemala City. Early in the morning, we took a bus to Los Encuentros and another to Panajachel. Until then, the most beautiful lake I had seen was Lake Tahoe. But the adventure, the landscaping, the charming Mayan Indian women wearing with pride their traditional clothing,the beauty of Solola. We rented bicycles to move around we swam in the lake, the children were very kind and friendly with my son and I, the beautiful volcanos across the lake and the beauty of the place with the great weather, me exposing my son to his ancestry (I was born in mexico) It was magic. Only God could make nature to create such beauty. I love Guatemala and I hope I can go back some day.
We also visited Antigua, Tikal, Amatitlan lake and run all over in the city of Guatemala. My son is now 31 y.o. proud of the precolumbian civilizations, speaks excellent spanish and still tells me this was his greatest trip with me. How can I forget Atitlan Lake? I will go back if God let's me.
-- (May 15, 2009)
on Lago de Atitlán