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I'm traveler from Japan. Free as a bird. Be more colorful.

Guatemala - San Pedro La Lagona-

After some trips from Panajachel, I moved to San Pedro La Laguna, and studied Spanish for 2 weeks again.


San Pedro is famous for hippy, super chill place, it has different atmosphere like mysterious Asian island. There's psychedelic wall art and many hebrew because a lot of people from Israel.

Me gusta San Pedro mucho.


I leant painting traditional style there. It was interesting.



I took part in a coffee farm tour.

I leant only red beans make good coffee.



From San Pedro, I went to some villages,

San Juan La Laguna

it's famous for wall paintings


San Marcos La Laguna

it's famous for Yoga and spiritual things.



Visiting villages around lake Atitlan is really fun.

Mayan culture still remain around the lake.

It was so beautiful.

these pictures are at the independence day.

Guatemala -Panajachel-

And next, I moved to Panajachel. It's one of village around lake Atitlan. Lake Atitlan is called 'most beatiful lake in the world'.There's some village of lake shore, and we can go there across the lake.




In Panajacel, there's famous cafe, Crossroads cafe. The owner Mike is kind and friendly, of course coffee is really delicious, moreover cheese cake tastes supreme.


the word written by strawberry source on the cheesecake is 心. It means heart in Japanese.


I promised to send a picture of galapagos island with wearing the cafe's T-shirt I was given. Usually tourist has to pay money more than local, of course I understand it, but it's rare to be very kind for tourists like this cafe. I was so impressed. It's exactly crossroads for travel for me. I started to think about requital for favour for the people I met in the world from that time.


From Panajacel, I went other villages,


Santa Catarina Palopo


some buildings were colored by blue and some tradicional clothes were sold there.


San Antonio Palopo

all women wear blue cloth, sooo beautiful!!!


Santiago Atitlan


Mayan Indigenous god are still believed.


Market of Chichicastenango



Many Mayan indigene are still living, they wear colorful traditional clothes and wash themselves in the lake.

Guatemala -Antigua-

After enjoyed Los Angles, I came to Guatemala.


At the first, I stayed in Antigua and studied Spanish for 1 months.

I heard pronunciation of Spanish is not difficult for Japanese, but there's two type of nouns and verbs are changing depends on subject, it's actually NOT easy for me.


Antigua is recorded as one of the world heritage, people are friendly, atmosphere of old village is still remained and townscape is colorful.

there's even no traffic sign but surprisingly drivers always stop and pedestrians can across the road easily.

they live with room in their mind. I like it the best.




I tried to climb acatenango but I couldn't go to the top because of mountains sickness, but I saw many eruption of the volcano fuego. it's soooo amazing.




Moreover I was so impressed by disco of salsa, I only know 'dance up and down to the beat'... kind of moving by rock music, but salsa has lots of expression freely toward the music, race doesn't matter, everyone smile and dance each other and sooooo cool.

I wanted to learn salsa.