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Panoramic View of Lake Atitlán

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Panoramic View of Lake Atitlán by Rudy Girón

We’re so lucky in Guatemala to have Lake Atitlán a short trip distance from most places. What better way to enjoy Earth Day than with one of the most of beautiful and breath-taking destinations that Earth has to offer. Also, Lake Atitlán would be a great place to be for the End of the World as we know it later this year on December 21 as suggested by NYChapin recently in AntiguaDailyPhoto.

The song below could be the soundtrack for the end of the world and a very good representation of the fusion that happens in Guatemala or Guatemaya every day: take cumbia, reggae, son, with lyrics in Maya, Spanish and English play it at the rhythm of the Garifuna of Guatemala and you get a piece that is very difficult to classify; in other words, Guatemala pura. Enjoy!

All the way from Guatemaya, 13 energies 20 nahuals, Babylon is ending, Babylon is falling, Babylon is dying… 13 moons has began…

Panoramic Vista of Volcanoes Atitlán and Tolimán Volcanoes around Lake Atitlán

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
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A Journey with the majestic views of Lake Atitlán!

Atitlán and Tolimán are the largest volcanoes of the department of Sololá; they are part of the chain of seven volcanic peaks around Lago de Atitlán, Lake Atitlán. With 3537 meters and 3158 m respectively, makes Atitlán volcano the largest in the region, and one of the largest in Guatemala, yet there are two of youngest peaks of the volcanic chain of Sololá.

The origins of these volcanoes is the result of the collapse of old volcanoes, like San Pedro volcano and other small peak that produce the major volcanic events in America and that resulted in the huge crater that actually is filled and we know now as the Lake Atitlán.

The volcanoes Atitlán and Tolimán were formed centuries after this majestic lake was formed. The original lake had a different shape; it was round, but volcanoes Atitlan and Toliman emerged from the bottom of the lake and reached up to the their actual size, resulting in the current appearance of Lago de Atitlán today and its majestic views.