June 16, 2007 GMT
June 04, 2007 GMT
The lake is served by many “launchas” or little boats that depart roughly every 30 minutes. I spent some time in the town of Panachel, although it is probably the most gringo infested town whereas San Marcos was known for its hippies and new age gurus. This little girl was very persistent in trying to get me to buy something but I just didn’t want to carry any more stuff. I eventually bought her a coke and gave her some money for a photo. I told her to sit down and take a load off- literally, she was standing there for a long time balancing the stuff on her head. It was a weird but nice experience as we talked a lot about her life in Guatemala.
Posted by Jacob Sherman at 07:09 PM
San Cristobal is a picturesque city, but it is overrun by tourists and stores selling jade jewlery.
One day was enough for me and I continued south for Guatemala.
The border crossing into Guatemala at La Mesilla was relatively easy once I found the right building. The border town is chaotic but I didn’t have any problems with the border officials on either side.
Posted by Jacob Sherman at 06:59 PM
April 14, 2007 GMT