Birds are chirping, the sun shines, and barely a cloud in sight. People are standing on top of a mountain with blue skies, a crisp breeze, and the stunning view of Lake Atitlán. This how the day begins at the San Andrés Semejabaj kite festival. Arriving at 9 am, with barely anyone there, while groups start to set up their intricate kites.
View of Volcanoes Atitlán and Toliman from San Andrés Semetabaj on November 9, 2019, during the kite festival. Photo: Emma Pion-Berlin/Comvite