Why you should visit the village of Santiago at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala!


The Village of Santiago at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala is the most culturally authentic of the villages I visited during my three day stay at the lake.  Peering down at these women doing their laundry in the lake, makes you grateful for washing machines!

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This elderly lady demonstrated how she wrapped her headpiece into a hat!

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Viola!  One of the ladies I brought on the trip (Jing…from China) posed for a strikingly vibrant photo with her!

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While wandering from street to street, I came upon a pile of used cookware being sold.  I wonder what the lady in blue was laughing at…

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We saw very few tourists while in Santiago.

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The temperature was in the mid-70’s during our 3 night stay…perfect!

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Some of the Mayan people can speak a bit of English and are used to dealing with tourists.

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Although Guatemala is a developing country and has a lot of poverty, they definitely eat better than we do!  Their fruits and vegetables are so fresh!

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These women must have some strong necks and backs!

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This family was so sweet!

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I absolutely loved this door to someone’s home!

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The village of Santiago was definitely my favorite village at Lake Atitlan!

13 thoughts on “Why you should visit the village of Santiago at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala!

  1. I like the “they eat better than we do” words. They all look so fresh faced with a bit weathered by the sun but happy. Do they eat fish from that mile high lake? I think we can actually learn from them Sherry about eating and not having a burger n fries joint on every corner! 🙂

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