San Markos and Panajachel
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Leaving behind the hustle and bustle of San Pedro I headed to meet Micael in San Markos, the spiritual, hippie, yoga retreat on the lake. It's incredibly calm, quiet and chilled. To get there you have to catch a boat across the lake like you'd catch a bus, a novelty I'd love to get used to!
Micael stayed at La Paz retreat which was gorgeous and set in amongst the trees with yoga practices throughout the day. I wish I had more time to stay and hang out. The town is pretty small and set around the main street where La Paz is and up the hill. We wandered around until we found Limon Tree where we finally got swept up in World Cup Fever and watched the Ghana Uruguay match which was incredibly intense!
The following day I caught up with Micael again and we headed to the market town of Panajachel on the far side of the lake from San Pedro.
After many oohs and aahs we found a lovely place to have lunch and a papya juice :) You need a break from the town after a while, it's chaos!
I'm sad to leave such a wonderful place and i'm really glad I got the chance to be here for almost a week and see different aspects of the lake. I hope to return one day to this magical lake of the gods.