Lago de Atitlan


The first four photos are of my stay in Antigua and the second four are from Panajachel, Sololá, Lago de Atitlán from where I traveled to Flores, Guatemala yesterday on a 13-hour bus trip after my 7-day visit to my friend Bob in Pana.  Arriving at 8 PM all I could do was eat dinner, have a couple of beers and crash.  But today I´m wandering the beautiful island city of Flores, a short distance away from the ancient Maya ruins of Tikal, a huge truly American metropolis founded 900 years before the spawn of christianity rose to infect humankind´s mind to its present dogmatic state.  Tikal was a city that existed in royal splendor alongside similar Mayan metropolises for almost 2,000 years until 900 C.E.  In the next few days I will be exploring and studying Tikal as well as other Mayan city-states in Guatemala and Belize, of which there are hundreds, many not yet excavated.  The adventure continues….

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About Fortunato Velasquez

Fortunato Velasquez received his Registered Nurse's license from the State of California during the month that Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. On February 15, 2020, my friend and the director of the Fundación Señor San José in La Paz, La Paz, Honduras, Sister Edith Suazo Fernandez died at the age of 47. This a video of her funeral.

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