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TravelPod Member ReviewsMayan Inn Chichicastenango
This was a nice place, very historic but comfortable. The service was excellent and the location was very good. We would stay here again.
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On the other side of the plaza (filled to capacity with the market stalls) is another whitewashed church, the Capilla del Calvario, which is much smaller but is more open to the air and offers great views of the market, town and surrounding mountains. The market was a huge throng with all manner of colorful items - tourist-oriented handicrafts, masks, textiles, pottery dominate one section ...
... was just an average market selling handmade things which none of us wanted to buy. We return to the hostel to have an early night before our early hike up the volcano tomorrow. Hopefully Leesh gets a better sleep tonight and wakes up feeling better, but the typical Guatemalan fireworks at night in the sky is not helping and either are many of the other guests in the hostel yelling about. Hopefully the noise dies off soon so we get a good ...
... left again at 2pm. During these many hours, I can't count how many times Jason and I walked in circles around the market. Maybe it's because we have been spoiled by so many fantastic markets in Asia and some great ones in Europe, or maybe it's because there is no English spoken here and we unfortunately do not speak any Spanish, but either way we definitely did not need nearly as much time here as we had. The traditional clothing and scarves being sold ...
... around the back having a meeting before the day began. The Semena Santa (Easter week) celebrations are a big deal here. There are things going on for the whole of Holy Week. People arrive from all over the country to take part. It was extremely difficult to find any information about any of the Easter activities beforehand, so I had no idea where to head to watch. I hung around the church grounds watching the men all getting ready and sorting ...
... the sun, then had a cheeky piña and sweet potato fries in the afternoon. Then thought it would be a good time to try to upload my photos to google drive in Don Diego cafe. Oooohhh then came 6pm and induction time for the new group! Thought I should join in as I missed my first one! Also met Blanca from New Orleans, Miriam from Germany, Carol from Switzerland, Carlston from Germany ...