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Today, we leave our peaceful spot in Santa Cruz and head to Antigua, Guatemala to join our 10 day Holy Werk Tour. But, first we will experience a Mayan Fire Ceremony. As a result of their Mayan heritage and the Spanish Catholic influence, the indigenous Mayans practice their traditional spirituality & rituals combined with their Catholic religious rituals.
Dora and I leave Santa Cruz by boat taxi to Panajachel where we meet our guide, Alex. Alex will be taking ...
... is a stepped series of pools of cool flowing water that's good for swimming. The water is from Rio Cahabon and much more of it passes underground, beneath the bridge. Although this bit of paradise is diffiulct to reach, the beauty of it's setting and the perfection of the pools, which range from tourquise to emerald green make it all worthwhile."
We started the day with a tough 20minute sweat soaking climb to a view point over the whole ...
... he asks...), where there isn't even a head's length of air so you have to tilt your head back and breath through your nose in the tiny air pockets. If you panic, you will probably drown. At the end, we saw some howler monkeys and I realized I had like 50 mosquito bites. My only regret is that I didn't get very many pictures, not having a waterproof camera. The whole day was nutty and beautiful.
... invited us to get closer to the tunnelīs mouth, but we promised to take precautions preventing us from falling to the river which would be 100% fatal. We could observe a great example of the power of the nature in the stormy waters of the Cahabon River. They say that the water level can grow so much sometimes during the rainy season that it starts passing over the pools. We were watching at the river for a while and didnīt stop wondering about its natural strength. It ...
... for a long time. All in all it was good to feel the water again. Sunday was the final of the World Cup and I think the most important day of the year here in Xela. Myself and a crew of 12 went to the main bar area at 11:30 for a 1pm start and we were lucky to get seats as it was already so busy. A huge stage was set up with a band and everyone was rowdy. I decided to jump on the Germany bandwagon purely because everyone except my teacher ...