Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Travel Pics-Lake Atitlan, Guatemala


It's been awhile since I posted any travel pictures, so I thought I'd share some from one of the most beautiful places I have ever laid eyes on.  This is Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, Central America.  This gorgeous lake surrounded by volcanoes is located just a couple of hours away from the capital.  This past summer, I took boat tour that visited various towns around the lake.








I think this is a painting of a Mayan Cabbage Patch Kid! LOL.


This man used birds to read fortunes.  You gave him your money, then he pulled one of the birds out from the cage. The bird used its beak to retrieve a little paper with a fortune written on it.  Here was my fortune:



These children performed a traditional dance for us.




This painting depicts a "Romeo and Juliette" type legend about the lake...two star-crossed lovers are supposedly responsible for a strange current that sweeps the lake.


We visited a women's cooperative that showcases traditional Mayan weaving.




These are traditional Mayan woven blouses called "huipiles."






In my eyes, Lago Atitilan is quite possibly one of the most enchanting places in the world...

So, what is the most beautiful place you have visited?

8 comments:

  1. I cannot get over how truly beautiful these pictures are. What an incredible place!
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    1. Well, thanks! But, my pics don't begin to do Atitlan justice. It is a mind-blowingly gorgeous place.

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  2. thanks so much for visiting my blog, dear:)
    i absolutely love travel posts! can't get enough of them!
    i've never been to central or south america, i would so love to:))

    lots of love xx

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    1. Thanks for checking out my blog too! I've traveled a bit through Central and South America and the places I have visited have been amazing!

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  3. I loved your blog
    Great post

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    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Wow, what stunning, colourful pictures! Would love to visit Central America one day :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Yes..that is the perfect way to describe Guatemala!!! It is one of the most colorful places I have seen. The scenery and the people..so vivid and bright!

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