Traci’s blog, singingvegan.com, has recipes from Lake Villa Guatemala and stories about ex-pat life. Here are some recent posts.

Singing Vegan Musings on vegan lifestyle, music, and expat life

  • Pintando Santa Catarina Palopó
    by singingvegan on November 7, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    Each of the villages and towns around Lake Atitlán has its unique personality. Over the past year, the town of Santa Catarina Palopó has been adding to its personality with bright colors and designs that reflect the town’s history. Santa Catarina Palopó is the town closest to Panajachel–about 2.5 miles or 4 km. Though a ... Read more The post Pintando Santa Catarina Palopó appeared first on Singing Vegan. […]

  • Learning to Play Piano – There’s An App For That!
    by singingvegan on October 22, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    At this point in my life, there aren’t many things that I set out to accomplish and haven’t done. There’s one thing that has eluded me: learning to play piano. I’ve taken lessons several times over the years, but never stayed with it for more than a few months. All told, I had about a year’s ... Read more The post Learning to Play Piano – There’s An App For That! appeared first on Singing Vegan. […]

  • Annona Time at Lake Atitlán
    by singingvegan on September 9, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    We’ve started seeing the first annonas of the season in the Panajachel market. Oh, how we love a good annona! And how we detest a bad one. I tried my first annona on my second trip to Guatemala. It was late November 2009, near the end of the season. The first one was delicious, sweet ... Read more The post Annona Time at Lake Atitlán appeared first on Singing Vegan. […]

  • Happiness in a Pickup Truck of Rambutan
    by singingvegan on August 4, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    We were on the way to the Panajachel market when we brought the motorcycle to a sudden halt. “Ooooh,” we said together as we gazed at the back of a pickup truck full of rambutan fruit. Yes, happiness is ours. At this time of year you’ll find them in the markets around Lake Atitlan. The ... Read more The post Happiness in a Pickup Truck of Rambutan appeared first on Singing Vegan. […]

  • Quinoa Tabbouleh (Vegan, Gluten Free)
    by singingvegan on July 31, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    One of Guatemala’s blessings is our wonderful markets, filled with fresh local fruits and vegetables. Yesterday I went up to one of my favorite vendors, where I often buy basil and leafy greens. There was no basil on display, so I asked for it. The vendor pulled out a small paper bag: “Sí, hay.” She ... Read more The post Quinoa Tabbouleh (Vegan, Gluten Free) appeared first on Singing Vegan. […]