Hello Andy Mom and Steve, I love the video and small talk. Sounds like a wonderful place. Families children laughter and music in the back ground. True happiness. Just need to get my family and friends there. Too many are fixed on the american tread mill life style and mentality. I guess family siblings kids and grand kids would be a big thing keeping many from relocating. I bet it will be hard to leave when the time comes for you to leave. I have a friend who was my plane mechanic who is from Guatemala He will be heading there in March. I ask him how can he leave Gua and be here. He says its family and love that keeps him in Maine.
The food looks pretty tasty, especially yours with the baked potato!
Alittle on the pricy side though
Cori, at generally double the price of dinner the rest of the week it is still a good deal for great food once a week Saturday BBQ.
best food on lago Atitlan! Nestor, a.k.a "Smokey Joe" , does a great job. Somebody please tell Nestor that Mark Richey Phatburgers says hello. Besides Sat. afternoon in Pana at La Palalpa, Nestor does the barbecue Sunday afternoon in San Pedro la Laguna. Forgot the name of the place, but just around for "Barbecue Gringo" and they will pont you in the right direction.
I have a lot of friends here in Pana, it is more family, many children walking around. When I was in Vilcabamba a year ago, i met only 2-3 people who live there for over 7 years, here there are many, and a few for up to 20 years, this is a long term expat community.
It's a good sign youre in the right place when 7 dollars is splurging:)
For me, 7 dollars is one-half a days Hotel. Generally, I plan on spending 300 dollars per month on rooms.
Heard someone calling Mom this morning, looked around did not see any of Andy friends so I walked on. Here it came again. Wow! it was my son Jerry calling me. I thought he had gone out on lake with his group.
Hey Andy. At 1:38 in the Vid, the guy with the Cane-Chair is my friend Tom Lingenfelter. Tom lives in Xela and is the owner of the "Xela Pages" internet café here in Xela. That's what I love about Guate expats, I watch Andy's Vid and see my friend Tom in it, LOL! Expats in Guate tend to know each other and stick together. Tom has lived in Guate for about 20 years. I may see you tomorrow , Andy. I am coming to Pana tomorrow around noon to buy some Maya Pants, will stick around for the afternoon and return to Xela around 5 PM. I will call you when I get to Pana. Hasta la manana, amigo.-----Sal53
Yes Sal, he told me he knew you, he is a good guy. He was with his father. I will see you in Pana tomorrow. Thanks Sal.