Guatemala, part 2: Lake Atitlan

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“Lake Como, it seems to me, touches on the limit of permissibly picturesque,
but Atitlán is Como with additional embellishments of several immense volcanoes.
It really is too much of a good thing.”
–Aldous Huxley

Our departure from Flores was less eventful than our arrival, with no travel hiccups (well, save the fact that we got to the airport MUCH earlier than necessary, so waited in an empty terminal until the ticket desk actually opened).

After a one-hour flight over beautiful, mountainous scenery, we landed back in Guatemala City, and easily found our ride; we had made transportation arrangements with the lodge we would be staying at on Lake Atitlán. This lodge was actually what prompted the entire trip to Guatemala (which we talk about in more detail here): an eco-lodge nestled on a steep slope near Santa Cruz on the edge of the lake, accessible only by boat.

Arrival at the…

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