Since I’ve been here in Antigua I’ve made two short trips to Lake Atitlan. The first trip was only for an afternoon and included a 40 minute cruise around the lake. The second time I stayed for three nights and three days. The first two nights I stayed in the Mayan village of Santa Catarina with a friend and her Mayan family.
Now, when I say I stayed with her family that really is quite the understatement. The house I stayed in was where her parents live. Next to this house was her brother’s house. On another side was her uncle’s house. Another side, her father’s shop, Turn in another direction and there was another brother’s small shop. It was more of a surprise to turn a direction and not see a relative or a relative’s home. I guess that’s how they roll here. Continue reading