I’m thinking of starting a new series of Friday photos. They’ll probably be photos that won’t fit in anywhere else.
Anyway, this is probably my favorite photo taken in one of the towns around Lake Atitlan, Santa Catarina, which was a truly lovely place. As with so much around the lake, so many scenes seem so timeless.
Three Stone Steps made its first trip to Guatemala (actually to Central America, if you don’t count Mexico) last month. It was both a vacation and shopping trip. While we’re still working on photos of some of our great finds: lovely shoulder bags made from the beautiful blouses worn by the Mayan women, recycled journals, and fun and funky beaded jewelry, we just thought that we’d show off some of the lovely county and its people in the meantime.
We’re veterans of markets in SE Asia. We’ve been to loads, but besides the Russian Market in Phnom Penh, most of the other markets we’ve ended up in are about food. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that!) Despite markets taking up more than a small amount of guidebook text, the markets we visited in Guatemala featured local produce and meats, along with the invariable plastic crap like stools and colanders made in China, but overall there seemed to be a greater amount of handmade items that locals were selling to each other.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.