once told to me that a photograph is like a familiar
scent – it has the power to recall a memory that is otherwise lost.
There are some places in the world so rich and sensual that they
linger like the perfume of a past love. The memory of my time in
Lake Atitlan brings to mind a spectacle of natural beauty. The
volcanic soil in the area has allowed luscious plant life to
thrive. Unlike more popular destinations in Central America, such
as Mexico and Costa Rica, Guatemala seems to have retained its
mystique by escaping the heavy gentrification of its neighbouring
countries. The smaller villages and healing centres that surround
Lake Atitlan are accessible by boat and truck and otherwise must be
reached by foot. For this reason, it remains a captivating place
for those who travel through, and a tranquil haven for those who
call it home.