In order of visitation:
Santa Ana | Suchitoto | La Palma | Alegría | Playa Intipuca
Santa Ana and Lago Coatepeque:
Big and beautiful …
… home to ex-presidents …
… and Mexican radio stars.
But you can’t go there without your noodles!
me, guide Julio, and Carlos from Casa Verde
a very serious fruit break
Muy bonito, este pueblo
bullets or bombs are heavier than … a spring? I don’t know what this means, but I’m sure it’s profound.
Centro Arte de Paz
loved this window
vamos a la playa!
this quaint street was just across the way from some disturbing gang graffiti …
… and who knows what’s going on with that splotch.
colorful and colonial
I didn’t stay here, but I bet I wish I had
except watch out for this guy!
some helpful info: home to “Naive Art” and the place where peace accords were first signed ending the civil war.
Iglesia Cuna Del Paz
typical art; it’s a shame about the shadows, but I like the piece anyway.
art was incorporated into the metal work on doors and windows
even the super market got in on the fun
this random maya dude was in the (terrible) hotel I didn’t stay at — random because no one really had a maya-pride vibe, probably due to the policy of genocide that left only 2 percent of the population claiming indigenous heritage.
justice and liberty and lesbian, oh my.
turns out my feet end up in a lot of my photos =)
Fernando Llort, the man who started it all (the art bit, anyway)
We are the Lorax, and we look after the trees.
fog rolls in during the walk up Pital
and the stupid thing was closed!
cannot escape the sweaty cookie bunker
NO ONE wants to be on the “Final Destination” chicken bus!
the walk up to the laguna was quite nice …
… but the laguna itself kinda sucks.
La Tortuga Verde — more proof that greens are better than other people
why can’t all birds be as quiet as these guys?
yep, could be worse