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Some myths about Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

During my six weeks of Spanish classes in San Pedro, some of the things I’ve discussed with my teacher have included the myths and legends surrounding Lake Atitlan. I’ve re-written a few of them below. Missing tourist Seven or eight years ago, a French tourist in San Pedro with his family told his wife that […]


Indian’s nose | La Nariz de Indio

All we seem to do nowadays is study, study, study. We’re in week four of our Spanish studies at The Co-operative of Guatemalan Spanish Teachers and the weeks are flying past. Most weekends the school lays on some kind of event or excursion, and this Saturday morning we got up far too early to climb […]


A house by the lake in San Pedro La Laguna

We’re now into week four of our Spanish studies at The Co-operative of Guatemalan Spanish Teachers in San Pedro, Guatemala, and the Spanish is noticeably improving. Having spent two very interesting weeks with Jose, Maria & two year-old Felix as part of our homestay with a Guatemalan family, we both decided that our studies would […]


Podcast: Studying Spanish in Guatemala #2

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Download MP3 | Add to iTunes | Subscribe to Podcasts] This week Tina and I have moved in with a Guatemalan family as part of a homestay arranged by the school we’re studying at – The Co-operative of Guatemalan Spanish Teachers. You can listen to the podcast we […]


Podcast: Studying Spanish in Guatemala #1

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Download MP3 | Add to iTunes | Subscribe to Podcasts] The following podcast takes the form of an informal discussion between Tina and I, recorded last week, during our first week studying Spanish at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. We discuss the school, prices, and dangerous wildlife. A day or […]


Podcast: Arrival in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Download MP3 | Add to iTunes | Subscribe to Podcasts] It’s about 15 years and two months since I left Lake Atitlan for the first time. In those years I’ve never forgotten it. Think Lord of the Rings combined with Nordic myth or Loch Ness and you may […]



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