Entered Tibet from Nepal, then flew to Bejing, then took the train to Mongola, the place is huge, I need to return.
Hello Andy. This is Sal53 from Quetzaltenango-Xela. Please let me know when you are up at Lago Atitlan. My Guatemalteca novia, Dalisa and I are 2 hours by Chicken bus from the Lake. We usually go up to Pana at least one long weekend a month. I would love to meet you in person. Contact me through your site, or I can send you my Email if you wish. We know Pana well. Dalisa and I go up to the Lake to escape the cold nights in Xela during Jan. and Feb. Xela is about 2,000 feet higher than the lake-roughly 7000+ feet. Dalisa and I also go to Pana to buy Maya Tipico-Huipiles and Embroideries on Calle Santander that we sell on etsy.com. We used to sell on eBay, but with their new regulations, eBay got to be a pain in the....Neck. We also go to the US Southern-Style barbecue that Nestor-a.k.a "Smokey Joe" does every Saturday afternoon at "La Palapa" bar. I recall that you did a video on him. Nestor is a great guy and the food is great, even if I am NOT a big fan of the management of "La Palapa!" Nestor also does a barbecue on Sunday afternoons across the Lake in S.Pedro la Laguna at a place there called "La Piscina" near the Santiago dock. The owner of "La Piscina" is a French-Canadian gentleman named Danielle. He is a lot more friendlier than the owners of "La Palapa", and doesn't Jack-Up the prices of the drinks as "La Palapa" does, LOL! Please get in touch with me, we would love to meet you and swap stories over some Barbecued Ribs at Nestor's Barbecue! Take care, Andy------------Sal53.
Starting around January 15, 2015, I should be on the lake for 2-3 months.
Hi Andy. Great! My girlfriend and I will definitely be coming up to Lake at least once a month during the time you will be there. When you and your Mom reach the Lake, we can get each other's phone #'s and meet up in Pana and/or S. Pedro la Laguna. Have a great time in Eastern Europe! Espero que nosotros ne vemos en Panajachel. Hasta la vista!-----Sal53