It was Christmas Eve at the Zephyr Lodge Lanquin. As usual, Dan and I were up at dawn, That morning there was a particularly beautiful sunrise, however time was of the essence. We had booked a day-trip. Sometimes there is just no escape, it was mandatory to have a guide for the caves at Semuc Champey. We had a bunch of twenty-something American college kids for company, and they were for the most part, jolly good fun. Continue Reading
“Let’s go, we need to get to Chajul before dark” says Dan. We pack our rucksacks and wander to the bus stop in Nabaj to find a Camioneta (Chicken Bus). Chajul is an Ixil word, not Spanish and has to be pronounced as if you are about to clear your throat, otherwise nobody understands you.
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By Irina Kovalchuk
The modern Maya do not believe in their ancestors predicted doomsday in 2012. Their defense of San Simon and his colleagues – wooden dolls, made many years ago, the image of the Spanish conquerors. As expected from the divinity of San Simon requires daily alms – cigarettes, alcohol and beautiful clothes. In this Guatemala’s village every year to elect a new superintendent this whole job is to take care of the Maximon. Statue of Jesus Christ in a glass coffin, LED garlands twined probably also helps the cause. Women are prohibited to approach all the saint – simply because they are – women. Their work – weaving, cooking, raising children and taking money from tourists for photos.