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... and the people who were dressed in traditional clothing (as they areteveryday in any case) and the solemn energy of the people. Hopefully our photos may help show some of it. We attended the mass on Easter Saturday and heard it delivered in both Spanish and Tzut uhil , the Mayan language of the Lake.It was such an honour to be there really and it did evoke old rituals I used to do too as a school kid. It is said it never leaves you. Nevertheless it was very different to ...
... down the river on tubes before heading back to the accommodation. Not before witnessing a little local girl being left behind by her family. As I said earlier, the locals often hop on the back of utes all piled in with about 20 people on the back - it's not too surprising they didn't notice she wasn't there. After talking to her we found out her parents lived 3 hours away. Not ideal. We were surprised how none of the ...
... of other people quite safely till 7am when we loaded again into a bus. I managed a short nap out of exhaustion and by 9am we had been dumped beside the road at Los Encuentos where we were loaded onto a "chicken bus" (cramped 3 to a seat, ex US school buses in varying states of disrepair and so so uncomfortable). But this is what travelling is like here for most people and a taste for us backpacking. The packs are chucked onto the roof and we enter the bus clambering up into ...
... stumbled our way through the cave exploring and laughing at the fact that half of us just couldn't get the hang of holding the candle out of the water. As Ive never done any real caving, I may not be an expert, but it seemed very unsafe to me, maybe this is why it was just so much fun!
After lunch, people took turns jumping off a bridge and off a giant swing into the river, it seemed just as safe as the caving (which meant medium to high chance of ...
... hundreds of local children who pretend to be your guide and, of course, want money for their "service" afterwards. There are a lot of indigenous people living in the area, so many Maya languages are spoken, the main being Tzutujil. Women are traditionally dressed but men, surprisingly, wear modern clothes like T-shirts and jeans.
What San Pedro certainly has to offer are lots of cool and laid-back bars, cafés and restaurants. Very ...
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The WIFII didn't work, but the rest is really nice!
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