Last weekend I went on an adventure to lake atitlan with my friends kaela and jason. we left saturday morning and took the bus to a place on the lake called panajachel. Pana is a very big tourist town right on the lake. there were lots of shops, restaurants, and tons of people selling things on the main roads. The textiles and jewelery were beautiful. there were a lot of gringos, which was funny to see. it was the first time that i´ve seen so many gringos since i´ve been here. we took a boat to san marcos. the boat ride was fun and very bumby because of the waves and wind. the lake is huge and a very popular place. san marcos is sort of a hippie town. a lot of gringos move to the lake and buy land. i met a woman who was recently retired from new york, who is builiding a house right on the lake. we stayed in a place called hotel unicornio. it was a nice place. we had some pizza and a beer for dinner, which was quite a wonderful treat!!! On sunday we walked along the lake and found a really nice place to swim. the water was very refreshing and not too cold. it was pretty cloudy but warm. we left around 2 and took a boat back to Pana, and at this point it was raining really hard. it took us forever to get all the way back home because of a huge traffic jam. it was definately an experience i will never forget!! all in all we had a great time.