Today was our free day, so we decided to journey to the beautiful Lake Atitlan. The bus picked us up bright and early at 6am and we slept most of the three hour ride there. Just before we got there, we stopped at an overlook to take pictures...
Its hard to show the size of the lake without a panoramic view, but its HUGE! And its completely surrounded by mountains and volcanoes - super pretty! After a few minutes at the overlook, we headed down the mountain to a cute little town, Panajachel (can be seen at the bottom of the "left" photo). Once we arrived, we toured a couple museums talking about the history of the lake and surrounding towns. They had some cool artifacts that were found at the bottom of the lake from a really old city (unfortunately we werent allowed to take pictures). Afterwards we headed back through town to the shore, where we took a boat across the entire lake (about a 30 minute boat ride!) to another town, San Pedro.
Me and Meg on the boat!
|Nate getting his food with the lake in the background|
|Amelia loves the water!|
|The view of San Pedro from the lake|