Though our recent trip to Guatemala was primarily focused on meeting the people of La Limonada and doing our best to tell their stories, it was also Katie’s first time in my home country, so I was grateful we could stay in the country a few extra days.
As you know, we had a remarkably talented photographer among our ranks during the bloggers trip. But I did take my iPhone along with me, and managed to get some Instagram photos in La Limonada and later in the week in Panajachel and Antigua, during some sightseeing with Katie.
Since not all of you are on Instagram, I thought I’d share 24 of my favorites from our trip to the beautiful country.
View out the front door, Lemonade House
Tita Evertsz during orientation, Lemonade House
View from window of Limon Academy, La Limonada
A colorful sink, Limon Academy
T-shirt commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
Stairway in Mandarina Academy, La Limonada
Colorful wall, Mandarina Academy
View of La Limonada from above
Otto, a shoemaker who trains and employs young men getting out of gangs
Some Guatemalans get mausoleums, others get these
Katie with our sponsored child, Cristian, working on a puzzle
Good things happen in a house on this street in Guatemala City
Iglesia de San Francisco, Panajachel
Reading in a hammock, Panajachel
Contemplating the menu, Sunset Cafe, Panajachel
Lake Atitlan was mostly cloudy, but the volcano finally showed itself
Our hotel in Antigua gave us this very impressive and archaic key
Cross and candles, Antigua
Mary and Jesus in a convent courtyard, Antigua
Brunch at Doña Luisa’s, an old family favorite, Antigua
Fountain in a courtyard, Antigua
Iglesia de San Francisco, Antigua
Morning coffee at Cafe Condesa on Plaza Mayor, Antigua
The famous Santa Catalina Arch, Antigua
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