Palacio de Dona Leonor
Travel Blogs from Antigua Guatemala
There's no place like home... Yes I'm back in Antigua, Guatemala. I've never felt this way about a place before... Like putting on comfy pj's, like swinging in a hammock, the embrace of loved ones after a long journey. It truly feels like home, perhaps as I've been here so often. I flew from Panama City to Guatemala, with a stop in El Salvador. The flight was uneventful, but as we taxied to the pseudo gate the announcement went like ...
... of each float are members of a church brotherhood ('hermandad') responsible for the statue on top of the float. Since the floats weigh over 3,000kg, a group of 60-80 men carry them one block and are then replaced by a new group who carry the float again for one block, and so on. Each group of carriers is grouped together by their height in order to keep the float in balance. The float starts and ends its procession at the church of its brotherhood.
Back in Antigua, what was normally a pretty tranquil place, things were going crazy! Touted as the grandest Holy Week celebrations in the world along with Seville in Spain, the place was packed. With most accommodation booked out months in advance, we were glad for our contacts and had managed to reserve a late spot in our usual home with the lovely Veronica, albeit she only had a tiny room with a single bed left. We figured we'd manage.
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... still around it, the place had this wonderful positive mystic feeling. Many of the songs / hymns I knew but was in another language.
After the service had finished I kept on exploring and quickly enjoyed the peace and serenity of ...
... danach rutschten wir (ja, Sand!) zurück zu unserem Camp, frühstückten und los ging es mit dem Abstieg. Viermal hat es mich flachgelegt und unten angekommen, sah ich aus, als wär ich eine Woche in der Wildnis verschollen gewesen. Die Kälte war mit jedem Meter tiefer schnell wieder vergessen und verdrängt, geblieben ist die Erinnerung an ein einmaliges, fantastisches und intensiv herausforderndes Erlebnis. :::::: Loaded with about ten ...
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