The city of Antigua was once the Capital of Guatemala. That was before major earthquakes destroyed most of it in the 1700’s. Today it’s a picturesque town that attracts many local and international travelers.
Today I was about to take an old, leaky Mayan canoe out for a spin. I had seen locals using dilapidated wooden canoes to get around Lake Atitlan, and was curious about trying it out myself. Would I be able to keep afloat?
We woke up at 3am to start our little adventure. Two Americans, a New Zealander, a French woman, and a Swissman armed with flashlights and water were about to hike up a steep Guatemalan mountainside for 2 hours in the dark.