Or at least that's what Aldous Huxley said after he visited Lake Atitlan. To quote: "Lake Como, it seems to me, touches on the limit of permissibly picturesque, but Atitlán is Como with additional embellishments of several immense volcanoes. It really is too much of a good thing." Well, it really is that beautiful. We spent the weekend in La Casa del Mundo, a lovely hotel perched on the side of the lake. The lake is surrounded by three volcanos - in fact, it's believed to be the caldera of a volcano that erupted a long, long time ago. We walked along the cliff to the next village (most transportation from village to village is by water taxi), talked to villagers setting up for a fiesta, met a lovely friend-of-friends who now lives there (and met, through her, some of the expat community), kayaked in the early morning - but mostly just sat and looked at the lake. Here are some photos which definitely don't do it justice.
Hanging out with the expats
A wood-fired hot tub!
Carrying a basket of tomatoes - good posture required.