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... village. It was a nice place with friendly
people but for me it didn’t particularly stand out as pretty. There is a lot of
renovation happening in this village, roads getting extended and schools built
but I think that this is to cater for the growing tourist trade. The town was
filled with hippies walking around in their dreadlocks and MC hammer pants. San
Marco is known for its spiritual retreats. We headed back in time for the rains
... involved scale. Our family included us in their celebrations and we were fortunate to see the wonderful processions by candlelight through the streets on Hoky Thursday and then the making of the al fombre into early Good Friday and then the procession where it is walked over by the devoted groups carrying the enormous and heavy floats depicting the Easter scenes of Christ on the cross and the 12 stations. I cannot begin to describe the intensity of the experience and ...
... we had had little sleep. Our initial plans were to travel to another bus station to get a different bus at 0850 to Lake Atitlan but luckily we were given some advice to wait and get a 7am bus to Los Escuentos which is is major crossroads and easy to get buses down to the lakeside Panajachel and then boat to San Pedro La Laguna. This saved us time and a taxi trip across town in Guatemala city which is apparently not so safe a place. Therefore we sat int he bus station ...
... the lake to the village of San Marcos, this place is known for its holistic centers, yoga spots and all round hippie feel. This weekend there was a Festival of Consciousness. The name truly frightened me as I imagined rainbow-loving, weed-smoking naked hippies running around, but luckily it wasn't half as bad as I thought. I had a lovely pizza lunch with a friend I met in Antigua and some of his new friends, who were all at the same level of weariness of the ...
... there couldn't be another body inside that bus, we stopped to pick another up. It was crazy; and quite the confusing journey just to get to a place that should have been an easy 2 hours in distance. All that jazz for hot springs?! It was more than worth it.
A taxi had to take us 8 km up a mountain to reach our destination. But when we finally got to the hot springs, it was unbelievable. There were 3 different pools of beautiful water that carved out of the ...
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