the first page in guatemala travel journal no. 1… made today while packing.
since i’m going to be in guatemala i may as well go see what all the fuss is about here at lago de atitlán. right? so for 3 nights i’m hitting the highway and leaving antigua for the remote outpost of the deepest lake in central america. the blue caldera is nestled in between three volcanoes, the highest of which is over 11k feet. many villages ring the lake in which mayan culture is vividly alive. aldous huxley, in his mid-1930’s travel guide, once wrote of atitlán…
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.”
you may, like i, enjoy PARADISE LOST, an essay beautifully written by joyce maynard for the NYtimes. it’s a story of her relationship with the lake, her house, and the people who live nearby. not a travel article, more of a personal odyssey. you may recall joyce from her long-ago affair with j.d. salinger.
p.s. if you are subscribed to my blog via email it’s come to my attention that you don’t see any of my featured images. nothing to be done about it at present, but you may wish to zip over to the blog occasionally and see those images. they’re the images that come up in the grid (on computer) or individually (on mobile devices). the featured image for this post for example, is a vintage map of the lake.
see you soon.
Stephanie Beckham says
Your view is glorious.
I am patiently awaiting more views.
Dotti C says
Whether or not folks see your pics may be a setting issue in various browsers. I useFirefox, and I see you and your images quite clearly…in fact…you may want to politely ask me to put down my binoculars and quit spying on you!
I eagerly awaited your Guatemalan postings, and as expected, they did not disappoint. I am just so bummed that I am not with you!!! Please never let me turn down another life- changing adventure with you again!!
btw! Did you take a bus, or drive to the lake?
MAM — i see the images just fine both on my phone and laptop (via email). Have fun on your travels.
Mary Ann Moss says
the featured image doesn’t show up in EMAIL SUBSCRIPTION – everywhere else it shows up just fine
Karen Goetz says
That view is just stunning! Is that your abode? I see the posted images and love your postage stamps! Take lots of pics….both with your camera and your minds eye. Singing…Happy trails to yoouuuuu…Until we meet againnnnn:)
Lori Wostl says
I get the photos just fine. I find Mexico and points south a scarier venue to travel. You are a brave woman. Suck in all that adventure and be safe.
I use Feely on my phone and the featured images come thru just fine.
Have a blast in Guatemala. Looking forward to your renderings of places and things I’ll never see in real life.
Feedly, not feely.
Margaret M Hunt says
Gorgeous spot isnt it?? I can alway see your images and I am subscribed to your blog!!
Oh, longing to be there again in that beautiful space. Hurts your eyes kind of beautiful. Show me a village woman and I’ll tell you where you are.