Driving down to Laguna Atitlan was a long switch back road. The lake is 130 square kilometers and has an average depth of 220 meters. The town of Santa Cruz is at the bottom-
The road is not good- lots of potholes and gravel and for a couple kilometres, only one side is paved.
I'm glad this happened before I got here-
This rock is huge and sitting on one lane of the road. My teacher said they don't know what to do with it. They can't push it down the hill because who knows what it would destroy. They have to smash it to bits to remove it and that takes time and money-
My host Armando and his 8 year old daughter Brenda met me at the school and we walked up hill-
But I can see Lake Atitlan from the balcony-
The kitchen sink-
The entry into the casa with bedrooms on either side-
San Pedro has a high population density-
family is wonderful. We had coffee and cookies at 5 and I went to a basketball game with Brenda and Elenita who is 13 and wants to be a doctor-
The scoreboard is manual-
There is one other student here, Sean-
I've already been warned that the town wakes up at 5:30 and starts making noise. We'll see!