Posada de los Volcanes
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... shaman was there putting lighted cigarettes in his mouth and tipping him back and pouring rum down his throat. Money was in his clothes and at the altar for him. People make appointments with the Shaman so he can make intercessions to Maximon on their behalf. You can ask for good things or for him to do bad things to people who have slighted you. No photos were allowed. Our return journey to Panajachel was relaxed and slow and we arrived in good time to wander the town ...
... and get less in touch with his feelings and waxing so lyrically. Jeez. I'd have been tempted to put this down to a woman writer but Dorian Gray was the same and that was written by Oscar Wilde. Just as well I didn't pay for it.
Despite only being 60km from here the rest of the ride took 2 hours down some barely-roads. Coming into the valley we were greeted by some impressive vistas. With lush green rolling hills it looked like something out of Hobbiton.
In town ...
... going to take us on a free hike up the overnight volcano tour since he used to lead tours a few years back. So I decided to change my plans and go back to Antigua with the group to do that.
We went out for a little bit to the Buddha bar, but honestly I felt a little uncomfortable or out of place with all the hippies there. So I went back pretty early and went to ...
... less comfortable positions than we were managed, but they did. Obviously they had done this before. Along the way, people would whistle and that was the sign for the driver to stop and they would jump off. It was tough to see where they were actually going as it was dark and there were no lights anywhere along the route. We didn't see any houses or tents where people were getting on and off from - just bushes that they went through. Finally, the 4 X 4 went over a bridge ...
... about mechanically. However, when they said 'tyre' they actually meant 'wheel', which is a much more worrying state of affairs and our luck ran out about an hour out of Lanquin when a horrendous screeching sound could be heard coming from the back-left wheel. The driver was happy to carry on oblivious but we collectively decided that we didn't fancy going around some of the most treacherous, winding mountain roads in the world with a wheel on fire! So, there ...