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... messages to the town people, ie fire, robbery, hurricane warnings etc.
The town also has it's own justice system, thief, wife beaters etc. there has even been a hanging! We were told most of the women were wearing traditional dress and even some men.
Homestay's is obviously good for ...
... Semuc Champey and start our ascent pu to El Mirador lookout where we can see all the pools of the national park. It's a good 20 minute hike practically stairs the whole way and the old lack of fitness kicks in with the leg burn. But all worth it with the views. The clouds made all the mountains even more mysterious and secluded and the water was so blue. We snap a few shots of the group before the descent down to swim in the pools. Much easier downhill but few strugglers slow us down. ...
... in Guatemala, as this shack type house seems the fairly normal setup. The family spoke Mayan so we had to have someone to translate this into Spanish, which Rachel then translated into English for the rest of us!
First of all we were shown a cacao fruit and each given one of the seeds that had a bit of flesh on it to eat, they tasted a bit like a rambutan (lychee like fruit) not what I expected! The seeds are then left in the ...
... for 5-10 seconds which was a great way to start the day.
Its now Friday afternoon and the Aus vs Chile world cup game starts in an hour. The pubs are packed and anywhere that has a tv is busy. There is one particular electronics shop that has a big screen tv and ALOT of people pack into this little shop to watch the games. nothing better than packing into a small electronics shop drunk to watch some soccer.
... reminds me to be grateful that I'm not living in a politically tumultuous country where I see friends, neighbors and family members get shot on the streets. It reminds me that I shouldn't remain passive, that I should have a voice and that I should take action when warranted. The US has a lot of power and influence over other countries; its presence in global affairs remains huge. It's important that the US uses this power and influence wisely to provide good rather than ...