We rang in 2018 by the water. Lake Atitlan is the place all the Guatemalan’s and folks from El Salvador visit as its a change of scenery from the volcano and forest; to the volcanos, forest and water.. to be completely isolated from “the big city”. Lake Atitlan has towns around the lake, each one with it’s own culture and vibe — different from the other. We then made our way to more water in Río Dulce for a travel detox.. limited wifi, no amenities… just us, our dutch friends, the howler monkeys and the river. We went kayaking in the reserve and enjoyed a simple slow paced end of 2017.