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  • Day75

    Trek Xela to Lago Atitlan

    September 2, 2017 in Guatemala ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Trekked with a non-profit organisation called 'Quetzaltrekkers' from Xela to Lake Atitlán. A beautiful three days walking through mountains, cornfields and small villages. Experienced my first 'temezcal' the Guatemalan version of a sauna - a mudbrick room heated by a fire below. Most houses have one in their backyard. There must be something to saunas and thermal baths, so many cultures have them! Also made a friend and one place we stayed - Mushu the cat was very friendly and as soon as I picked her up she jumped onto my backpack and made herself and home. Probably walked about 10 metres before she realised trekking wasn't for her!

    Arrived at Lake Atitlán for Sunrise - so fortunate to have a clear morning after raining all afternoon and evening the previous day. See the next post for more photos!
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