2014 Central American Odyssey travel blog

our place on the left

making tortillas

local dress



After visiting Chichi we headed to San Pedro La Laguna (approx. 1.5 hours). Once we arrived in San Jorge La Laguna, we were introduced to our host as we are staying one night with a local family here. Our hosts were Anna and Felix, who had seven grown up children, and a number of grandchildren. It was difficult to work out who actually lived in the house, but it seems eleven people lived there. We had our own very basic room consisting of a couple of (very hard) beds. The family actually speaks a local language, unique to their village, as well as Spanish, but very little English, so I was happy I could speak the bit of Spanish that I do. We managed to get along fine.

We were given a tour of the village, including the school, the “town hall”, the laundry area and the jail! The local person explained the history and customs of the village which had grown to 3500 people.

For dinner with the family, we had a spinach soup, and black beans and rice. Vicki was dressed in the traditional dress and helped make the tortillas for dinner - not as easy as it looks. The house Vicki and I were in was right on the main square. After another walk around we headed back for an early night.

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