The Blues of Guatemala

The breath-taking blues of the sky, mountains, and water of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala serve as inspiration for some of the blues used in the native dress of the inhabitants of several of the towns that nestle along the shores … Continued

Fruit trees around Lake Atitlan Guatemala

If you are an urban dweller like me, you don’t really think about how the food we purchase at the super market is grown.  On my recent trip to Guatemala I saw a pomegranate tree (I thought they grew on … Continued

The Smell of Fresh Bread – Guatemala

Is there anything better than the aroma of bread baking in the oven?  One of our cooks, Carmen bakes bread that makes your mouth water – especially when it is covered with her home-made blackberry preserves.  Breakfasts at our Casa … Continued

The View from our Casa in Lake Atitlan

The view from our Casa in Lake Atitlan in Guatemala is constant but ever-changing based on the light and time of day.  The landscape is calming yet awe inspiring.  The lake was created 65,000 years ago when a massive eruption … Continued

Hasta la Vista — Some Parting Guatemala Trivia

Well, all great things come to an end.  But in parting, for now, let me share some random bits of information and Guatemala trivia that stick with me: Favorite sayings of Daniel, our guide: “If a Guatemalan tells you ‘it … Continued