July 5, 2012 - We went for a ride to Solola and onwards to San Pedro la laguna, on the other side of Lake Atitlan. It's a long detour, with the hope of finding another small untouched place without tourists.
Solola was our first stop. Only 8 kilometers from the lake, it has retained practically all its old charm since 1994, as per Jan's assessment.
The market certainly was authentic, with not a tourist in sight.
The town centre is small but charming.
An initially curious onlooker stares into the lens with suspicion.
Although the ride had some highlights, it was a struggle over bad terrain in some places. There was not much to see in San Pedro la laguna and before long we turned around to head back home.
As we approached the dockside, a quirky Irishman introduced himself. He was on a bit of a ride himself, on a step-through scooter. He'd started in Alaska and was heading for Argentina.
For a change we felt like the sane ones.