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We're on the move again, further round the coast and we’re going to cheat and go by the Motorway. We’ve looked at the windy yellow road through the mountains (Sierra de Almenera) and decided not to bother. Just 145k today to a campsite described as 'for those who like the unusual’.
Mark gave a running commentary for the journey, ‘there’s more polytunnels’.
Beautiful scenery through the mountains (aside ...
... to last year and sat on the balcony sipping coffee, and enjoying the bird's eye view of the market. We also could use their toilet because these are almost non existent here, also this one was free. Mario then took us to the vegetable market. I was being squashed and bumped as we entered and I was very glad that Mario was leading us, and that I didn't have my backpack on. We went up to the mezzanine which had a great view of this massive market, the smell ...
... It is so crowded here, even the "shoppers" in our group quickly tire and head back to the safety and, somewhat calm, of the hotel. I managed to fend off most of the women and children who were selling their products. But then there was Richardo. Of course, he needed money for school. Told me he was the oldest in his family of 8 sibs and that he wanted to study medicine but his single mother, who makes the items he is selling, couldn't afford to ...
... we're here today.
Vendors sell handicrafts, food, flowers, pottery, wooden boxes, condiments, medicinal plants, candles, incense, grindstones, pigs and chickens, machetes and other tools. In the central part of the market plaza are small eateries (comedores). Among the items sold are textiles, particularly the beautifully colored and hand-woven women's blouses. This city is also well known for woodcarving. They manufacture the masks used by dancers in ...
... Mexican allies. The Masheños (citizens of Chichicastenango) are famous for their adherence to pre-Christian beliefs and ceremonies. Cofradias (traditional religious elders of the hierarchy) hold processions around Iglesia de Santo Tomás on Sunday carrying silver processional crosses and incense burners. We probably missed the procession, but we experienced the incense filled atmosphere in the dark interior of the Iglesia situated ...
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