|Three hours in a bus through windy mountain roads and we found ourselves in the lakeside
town of Panajachel. Lake Atitlan is a beautiful lake surrounded by volcanoes. We spent the afternoon doing our Christmas shopping in the markets of Panajachel and then took a boat across the lake to Santiago de Atitlan, where we checked into our cushy hotel on the lakeside, Hotel Bambu, to spend Christmas.
We spent Christmas day enjoying the peace in the beautiful gardens of Hotel Bambu, then went out for a kayak on the lake to check out the action on the lake side. We even found ourselves a turkey dinner at a Hotel in Santiago.
After a couple of nights in Santiago, we took a boat tour of a couple of other villiages
along the lake, and headed back to Panajachel.