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Atitlán

(ätētlän`), volcanic lake, 53 sq mi (137 sq km), 17 mi (27.3 km) long and 11 mi (17.7 km) wide, SW Guatemala. One of the most magnificent lakes of Central America, it is set among lofty mountains with three inactive volcanoes nearby; Atitlán volcano (11,565 ft/3,525 m) is the tallest. The fertile lakeshore is densely populated by subsistence farmers. The principal towns on the lake, Santiago Atitlán, San Lucas Tolimán, and Panajachel, serve as centers of tourism and commercial activity.
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Stanley Francis Rother, who was murdered in the rectory on July 28,1981, when he was the the people of Oklahoma for sending Padre Apia's--the Tzutuhil word for Francis--to Santiago Atitlan. The Wikipedia account of Rother's life is a good introduction to the sufferings of the indigenous there.
The primary objective of this study was to describe the burden of NCD risk factors in Santiago Atitlan and a secondary objective was to assess community knowledge about NCDs, with the study population in Santiago Atitlan serving as a sample of the indigenous population in Guatemala.
For the next six years, she returned to Santiago Atitlan to "discover how music functioned in the context of ritual" within the Tz'utujil community" by seeking out song leaders and recording them in a multitude of contexts (p.
Then it's north to see beautiful Lake Atitlan before heading to the Mexico border, taking in small Mayan villages along the way.
One of Guatemala's most famous tourist sites is Lake Atitlan. Surrounded by three volcanoes, the lake was described by the British writer Aldous Huxley as "too much of a good thing." Atitlan is also a showcase of culture, where indigenous villages nestled in the mountains around the lake have their own distinct types of dress and decorative arts.
In one of the many tiny villages that ring Guatemala's Lake Atitlan, indigenous women weave scarves, table runners and other handmade ornate accessories.
Over the weekend, the whole team went on a relaxing cultural excursion to Lake Atitlan near Panajachel.
Experience the rich Mayan culture surrounding Lake Atitlan, an expansive body of water contained within an ancient caldera situated at more than 5,000 feet above sea level as you run from village to village.
If you're helping people in someplace cool like Kathmandu, South Africa, Nairobi, or Guatemala, and you also want to trek in the Himalayas, go on a safari, or see Guatemala's Lake Atitlan, do it after or before your service.
Named by National Geographic as one of the top 50 ecolodges in the world, the Laguna Lodge in Guatemala is situated along Lake Atitlan, with its own nature reserve.