Wednesday, September 1, 2010


This past weekend Megan and I went to a little town called Panajachel on the shore of Lake Atitlan. We had to take 4 buses and then walk 2 km to get there. We had to walk because there was a landslide on the highway which caused a big traffic jam. The bus driver decided that he had taken us far enough and kindly asked us to get off his bus. It was a little frustrating at first, but the walk was beautiful.

The town is very beautiful with a nice lakefront walkway with tons of shops and restaurants. We ate lunch, did some shopping and then headed to a nearby Natural Reserve.

The natural reserve was amazing. It cost $5 a person to get in. We went on a short hike through the jungle.

There were swinging bridges...

And wild spider monkeys!!!
We're definitely going back sometime. They also had zip lines through the jungle, but we decided to do that next time.

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  1. I've been there before. Always one step ahead of you James Fuller...

  2. Absolutely beautiful and amazing!!!

  3. Wow. That looks so gorgeous. I'd love to walk on a swinging bridge...maybe. The spider monkey is awesome as well.

  4. Totally gorgeous!! But you could not pay me money to stand in the middle of that bridge! So fun!

  5. looks fun and beautiful--love you guys spirit of adventure.
    our adventures took us up into brighton over guardsman pass into midway (for swiss day celebration) then back again the same way
    also also we did one other fun thing--went to see the sunset on the beach of the great salt lake--take care--aunt Lynda and uncle bryan

  6. dang that's beautiful! i want to come visit you guys ;)

    and jeff wants to know how far a km is...