Atitlan

March 19th, 2012

“Lake Como, it seems to me, touches on the limit of permissibly picturesque, but Atitl├ín is Como with additional embellishments of several immense volcanoes. It really is too much of a good thing.” – Aldous Huxley Settled in the small boat that would take me across the lake from San Pedro to Panajachel, the sun was just rising and people Read the full story…

The Outsider

March 14th, 2012

Walking through the Sunday market of a small town in Guatemala’s Western highlands, a lone foreigner can’t help but be conspicuous. Whilst in some parts of the country, the indigenous population are the object of attention for hordes of camera wielding tourists, the situation is reversed in the towns that have the fortune of not being on a list of Read the full story…

The road goes ever on

March 12th, 2012

Back on the road after a 2 month break, bike and body both feel soft, out of practice. At the time I arrived in San Cristobal, I wouldn’t even have noticed the hill leaving town. Now however, I am feeling sensations from a time before cycling was a daily event. Formerly steel-sprung muscles, grinding and squealing with rust; Wrists, buttocks Read the full story…

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