Stepping out of the van Sunday night we were all struck by the amazing beauty of this place. We wallowed in the warm air, looked up the mountain at the unusual structures and watched the colorful people. The busy day was topped of with cool drinks and fine food then a stunning sunset over the lake. Monday morning we took in more of the beauty from our hotel deck then walked down town to meet our local Guatemalan project guides, all colorfully dressed remarkable young women. In the afternoon we divided into groups to visit the people we came to help. This is when the contrasts started to set in. We met colorful happy people and extremely sad people, busy entrepreneurs and people who have absolutely nothing. As the day progressed we all began to discover what wonderful , caring and hard working people live here. We each also had stories at the end of the day that made us want to get to work to see what we could do.
In this blog I will show you some images that show the charm and beauty of this small city. The next blog will not be as happy, as I will show you some of the very sad situations people are living in.