One rainy June weekend at Lake Atitlán, we managed to get together with 3 of our friends from Northern California, all at the same time! The setting for this photo was one of our favorite spots in Guatemala, the Zen Lounge at the fantastic Buddha Bar & Restaurant. From left to right are Greg Shiffer, Helen Graham, Lexy Kirk, Carley, Rob, and "Harry" the Hookah.
The telling of the confluence of itineraries that brought this group of intrepid travelers together is too long for this space, but a brief summary:
-- Helen visited Guatemala for 5 months, mostly to learn Spanish & SCUBA diving and live cheap, and spent 1 month living with us in the Yoga House here in Xela. Her blog is here.
-- Greg has been traveling throughout Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico and Guatemala for the past year, spending a lot of time SCUBA diving and volunteering with sustainable living organizations. You can find his blog here.
-- Lexy came all the way from San Francisco just to visit us for a week-and-a-half. Despite being green around the edges with regard to travel in the developing world, Lexy is a real trooper and quite a party animal!
During Lexy's visit, we took her to a few of our favorite hangouts, including the beach at Monterrico, the nearby hot springs at Fuentes Georginas, and of course, San Pedro at Lake Atitlán.
Rob & Lexy on the sunrise "Mangrove Swamp Tour", still feeling the tequila from the previous night. (This photo was from before Lexy "fed last night's tequila to the fishes")
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