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Nov 24, 2012 - Chichi and Panajachel

What a great group we have. All were on time and we had loaded up the van and were on the road right on 7:30 am. The first hour or so was on windy roads down the mountain and lots of scenic views. After a quick stop for breakfast around 9 we carried on to the border. What fun! Our trusty driver, Ramon, gathered all our passports and the 300 pesos required to leave Mexico and had them stamped while we waited in the van. He drove us a little further and we unloaded everything, walked across "no man's land" and into Guatemala. There we...

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Jul 25, 2011 - Picturesque lake surrounded by volcanoes and towns.

Panajachel 25/07/11 Picturesque lake surrounded by volcanoes and towns. We booked into the first hotel we came to, unloaded all of our wet, ash covered clothes and started to dry things out. We hit the first restaurant we could find and made it an early night in a warm dry bed. In the morning we headed to the lake side to see what the sights had to offer. Which was amazing but the clouds were rolling in, just after lunch, the wind picked up and the rain started to come. The lake that was a mirror in the morning, but now had large waves on,...

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3rd Gap Year

Apr 30, 2011 - Panajachel

Been here for a couple of days now. Off to another part of the lake on Monday, as there isn't a whole lot to do in Panajachel. Just a lot of markets and stuff. But it is pretty. One main street that leads straight down to the lake, with a really lovely feel to it. Cheaper than Antigua too which is a plus! Our first day here, Friday 29th we just spent walking around the town, seeing whats available. A nice chilled out day. Then at 5pm that day, were back at our hostel, ready to meet a guy who was going to be taking us to his house, as we had...

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Jun 23, 2010 - Panajachel

Panajachel is a small town on the Lago de Atitlan, an absolutely enormous lake in Guatemala. The view of the lake as we were driving down to the town was spectacular, there are two big volcanoes by the lake and what seems like endless amounts of water. The town was more built up than I thought it would be and with a lot more tourists than we expected. There were lots of bars and restaurants, but the whole place had a bit of a strange feel to it. Our hostel seemed to be situated in what looked like a run-down shanty town from our window,...

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