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Photos: I have been trying to upload photos via my tablet but it hasn't been working (this website isn't setup for a tablet user) so when I get access to (and time at) a real computer I will upload photos and add empty blogs that will update the map to all the places I have visited. Blog: I am sitting here in a very hot bus station in Palenque ( …
... The next day we were leaving early for Guatemala so I prepared by buying lunch from Oxxo. It's a small minimart kind of shop that is more numerous than Starbucks in NYC - there's literally three on every street - And the only sandwiches they serve are ham! Ham and cheese, ham and Turkey, ham and pepper. Rather inconvenient for the travelling Jew... I had to settle for a Russian salad sandwich which was basically just two slices of bread and bits of carrot. But hey, that's the adventure of ...
... by indigenous people for over 2,000 years. When the Spanish invaded and had the upper hand, instead of surrendering the locals jumped off the cliff. That is put into a bit more perspective when you know the canyon walls are about 200m high with the water about 40m at the deepest point.
Today, the river has a dam built on it, one of the biggest in Mexico at about 720 m high. ...
One of the days we decided to do a tour out to the local Indian villages. It was a Sunday so would be a busy market day for them. We heading off in the morning and stopped at a local cemetery which had an abandoned church and into the town to where the new church was built. The guide explained that the local religion is a mix between their traditional Mayan religion and Catholicism. The new church, he explained, had statues of Christian saints and of ...
... although they each have to assist in every feast throughout the year.
The martomoetik are those in charge to buy whatever is needed for the feast within the church (flowers, candles, pine leaves, etc.). The alperesetik are those who buy and prepare everything needed for the feast ...
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