Day 39 Panajachel
From San Cristobal we head down to Guatemala by van. It takes about 4 hours to get to the Guatemalan boarder and another 6 hours to get to our final destination, Panajachel. The border crossing is fairly easy, and the look of Guatemala makes Mexico look good!
Panajachel, located on beautiful Lake Atitlan with 5 distant (live) volcanoes looming in the background, has a thriving market, good eateries and an excellent art gallery – I bought my 1st piece of art here, not a bad price either. After getting to know the place, we all head out to a half-decent chinese meal… in Guatemala… not the best despite the Asian hostess being Chinese