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Making friends in Antigua.
Little girl running through the town of Santiago de Atitlan.
House made of mud.
Old people dancing in the streets.
Fishing boats at the entrance to the sea.
House under cliffs along the river's edge.
Locals greeting me on the river.
Kayaking the Rio Dulce out to sea.
Seafood soup with fish, crab, shrimp, and bananas.
Fisherman laying the day's catch out to dry in the sun.
Local woman selling a hot rice & milk drink.
Strange mural on a house.
Garifuna New Year's party in Livingston.
Six hour ride through the mountains in a pickup truck.
Turquoise pools at Semuc Champey.
View from Semuc Champey mirador.
Old Lanquin church.
Waterfalls at Semuc Champey.
Local woman smokes a giant cigar as she washes clothes.
Hitching a ride back into town.
The Cahabòn River heads underground.
Semuc Champey national park.
Underground river in a cave.
Exploring the Lanquin caves.
Bats flying out of the caves.
Entrance to the Lanquin bat caves.
Military & police guard a cathedral for an unknown reason.
A poor kid dances in front of rich Guatemalan kids.
Vice President of Guatemala, Dr. José Rafael Espada.
Local kids on the streets.
Cerro de la Cruz, with Antigua and Volcano Agua in the background.
Iglesia del Carmen in Antigua.
Waiting for my chicken bus in Xela.
The city of Xela from above.
Xela's colorful cemetery.
Xela's central park and cathedral.
Hiking on Volcano Santiaguito.
Our guide Crazy Charlie hiking up the volcano.
Camping next to Volcano Santiaguito as it explodes.
Strange plants on the volcano.
Hiking up the active crater.
A long night on the volcano.
Volcano Santa Maria at sunrise.
View from the top of the crater at sunrise.
Volcano Santiaguito erupting.
Water taxi is the best way to get around the lake.