Hotel Posada De Don Rodrigo
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Thursday February 12
Today, we're out the door at 8 am. We're backtracking a bit to head north to Chichicastenango. Its full name is Santo Tomás Chichicastenango, and its nickname is Chichi. The Spanish gave the town its name using the indigenous Nahuatl: Tzitzicaztenanco, or City of Nettles. Its original name was Chaviar. By any name, Chichi …
Thursday, Feb 13
This morning we leave our Posada at 8:30 o visit the textiles coop in San Antonio Aguas Calientes village. Alexander Long presents a lecture on Mayan textiles as a tradition and now a business. Weave is one of a Mayan woman's roles in the marriage partnership (plus mother and housekeeper). The men would likely be farmers. …
Decided as so behind with the Cruise blog I'd better get started on today or rather yesterday! It's amazing how filled the days are and the blog isn't always my preferred activity! We have safely arrived here and already my lack of Spanish is frustrating so good job we have a bespoke tour with English speaking guide - Haroldo ! He is certainly a …
... me upward. San Antonio is named after Saint Anthony of Padua. (There's that Italian connection again) Years ago a woman dreamed that San Antonio put nets over the village to save it from falling rocks during an earthquake. The village quickly named the town after the saint and erected the church in his honour to continue to receive his blessings. The church has large drapings across the sanctuary representing the nets that saved the village. A small, meditative spot on ...
... all. But the amazing feats of architecture that they were albeit most in ruins was plain to see. There was some exquisite stone carving. We had some decent coffee midway through the morning. Harold is very conscientious in ensuring breaks for sustenance and the 'banos'. My ancient brain has failed to register the rest of the ancient churches and monasteries we viewed. I was heartened at the sight of clearly disabled children attending a church service but ...