Panajachel Guatemala - The trip ends
All good things must come to an end. After five days of enjoying the warmth and sunshine it was time to go back to the cold north. This is the painting in my hotel room.
A block up the street is a really nice vegetarian restaurant. I like to stop in once in awhile for their lentil soup. Its really enough for a meal. I love the little contiment dish set they serve with it although I don't dare sample much of it. The two dishes on the right are quite spicy. The beautiful pottery is handmade in one of the local villages. It is sold in that town and now in several shops in Panajachel.
I am always amazed at the number of tuk tuks in any one town. A tuk-tuk is a small passenger vehicle that resembles a three-wheeled motorcycle with a metal or canvas frame. A bench seat in back holds passengers—sometimes more than you’d ever believe!
Tuk-tuks originated in India, and are most prevalent in Bangkok, Thailand and surrounding areas. They are now a popular mode of transportation in Guatemala.
Only just introduced in 2001 there are now way over 8000 of them all over the country in large and small villages. Antigua for example has over 200 of them. They are very convenient for me when I am carrying large loads as they only charge 5 quetzals a trip in Panajachel. (about 65 cents)