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What a sight: Lago Atitlan

By Thushan Amarasiriwardena | 5 Comments » January 21st, 2008

Moving on, we head out of Xela, again on a chicken bus, to Central America’s deepest lake. Picture perfect Lago Atitlan and its conical volcanoes, dominates the scene, and this photo gallery of our day in Panajachel.


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5 Responses to “What a sight: Lago Atitlan”

  1. lauren Says:

    i love that chicken pic — it’s my new desktop background. its utter absurdity cheers me up. carry on, gentlemen!!!

  2. Juan de las pelotas Says:

    Ey Thushan, Supongo que ya estas hecho un latino. Hay que probar el te americano (con ron porsupeuesto), no simplemente el cafe. Me alego que todo va mas o menos bien. Cuidado con el super bowl –es solo para los guiris. Hasta el futuro,


  3. Smellizzari Says:

    I am so excited that y’all made it to Lago de Atitl├ín. The pictures are beautiful.

    Do people swim in the lake? Or use it for any sort of recreation besides boat tours? It looks rather desolate.

  4. M_ Says:

    Fabulous photos! I’d really like more of the human drama. What’s your story?

  5. AlexK Says:


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