Just another reason to keep your eyes open while hiking Lake Chicabal. While, I’m unsure how often these beauts are in bloom, they are sure nice to look at.
As stated previously, when making the Lake Chicabal hike, make sure to look around. There are so many things to see!
Even though you are hiking, make sure to stop and smell the flowers at Lake Chicabal. There are so many beautiful things to see.
One of the things they don’t really tell you about Lake Chicabal is that you need to walk down and walk about… 500 stairs each way. So if you’re not in shape (like us), plan on taking your time.
If you happen to climb the volcano on a clear morning, you will be rewarded with a stunning view of the active volcano, Santiaguito.
It is somewhat surprising when you learn that this Lake Chicabal is actually at the top of a volcano in Guatemala! The hike up takes a little over an hour but is totally worth it – not to mention is a million times easier to climb than neighboring Santa Maria.
One of my favorite things about markets is the wide range of textures you can find. While this may not be the most appetizing thing around (to some), it makes a hell of a picture!
It can definitely get a bit chaotic at the top of the San Francisco El Alto market when it comes to livestock sales. Not only does it smell a bit… “earthy” but you hear the barkers selling their piglets and cows.
I love this woman’s face! Surrounded by piglets, you can’t help but smile as you pass by in the San Francisco El Alto market.
Little pig! Little pig!
Livestock can be found for sale at the top of the San Francisco El Alto market. If you need to grab a donkey or piglet on your travels, this is the place to go.