As usual, each "thumbnail" picture is linked to the larger version.
Back to Tim's Home Page - All pictures Copyright 2004 Tim Hilliard
I took another 2 1/2 week trip to Guatemala in March 2004. Here is a sampling of my pictures!
This time I was in the highlands as well as in the Petén, which is the hot, humid north.
|Classic traveler's Guatemala scene - this is the Minerva market in Xela from a bus window.|
|Looking into the street from a hotel window, Todos Santos Cuchumatán - this couple are dressed in the standard traje or local clothing style of Todos Santos.|
|Todos Santos Cuchumatán - men on the street.|
|At the summit of the highest peak in the Cuchumatán Mountains - it's the highest in all of Central America that isn't a volcano, at about 3850 meters. I never got a view - it was pretty foggy as you can see - but it was worth the climb and the fog gave it an air of a Japanese print, I thought. My travel companions for the day...|
|Traditional Cuchumatán homes of adobe with hand-split wooden shingles, now rare (like the rest of Guatemala, tiles are being used).|
|An especially colorful front entryway in a rural home near La Ventosa, Cuchumatán Mountains. Note the turkey!|
|The Weaving Lesson - Todos Santos Cuchumatán.|
|Plowing a milpa with a wooden plow and a yoke of oxen, near Todos Santos Cuchumatán.|
|Todos Santos Cuchumatán from the lower slopes of the opposite mountainside.|
|Forests and rocks, Cuchumatán Mountains.|
|The rare pinabete or Guatemalan fir, Abies Guatemalensis, with epiphytes. Cuchumatán Mountains.|
|A main in very different traje, above Lake Atitlán.|
|San Pedro volcano, above San Pedro la Laguna, Lake Atitlán.|
|Sunset over Lake Atitlán, San Pedro la Laguna.|
|Sunrise over Lake Atitlán, San Pedro la Laguna.|
|Left: sunset over Lake
Petén Itzá, Petén (northeastern Guatemala).
Right: dugouts in Lake Petén Itzá.
|The base of a fine Ceiba tree, the national tree of Guatemala, near the ticket booth at Tikal National Park. The second picture is the top of the same tree, covered with epiphytes.|
|Temples one (also called Gran Jaguar, left) and 2 at the Gran Plaza, Tikal.|
|One of many inscribed stelae that tell the story of Tikal.|
|The less-often photographed eastern side of the Gran Jaguar temple, Temple 1.|
|A tunnel in the palacio de las ventanas, Tikal.|
|Two views of sunset from near the top of the highest building on the Acropolis Norte, Gran Plaza, Tikal.|
turkey, a bird that may outshine the peacock! Tikal.
Right, a small crocodile near the Tikal entrance.
|In the garden of my
Left, colorful flowers. Right, a huge grashopper-like bug almost camouflaged in a euphorbia.
Back to Tim's Home Page -- -- Last edited September, 2010