Posada de los Volcanes
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... he said loudly. Pedantically. Scornfully. “You can only send one hundred texts but you can receive an unlimited amount. Why are you worrying? I EXPLAINED it to you.
I couldn’t understand what his mother said in response, but based on experience I’m sure it was something like, “I’m not worried. Would you like some candy? And do you have to use the bathroom before we board?”
... 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 ...
... surface of the water. And some tiny crabs on the trunk of a tree. It was fascinating. And very peaceful… apart from the loud stinky boat engine that is!
When we got off the boat on the island we walked through the village to the hostel we were staying in and it was just about time for my afternoon migraine. I was getting more than a little frustrated with this situation and disappointed that I kept missing out on doing the activities with Corinne and Sarah. So while they ...
... 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. ...
... off on for chocolate making!
We were taken to a local families house to be shown how they make chocolate traditionally. The family live with some chickens in a little wooden shack with a corrugated metal roof and a fire smoking away in the corner. If I'm being honest it was quite depressing as it was dark and dingy, and they have barely anything, they seem happy enough though. I didn't expect the level of poverty we have seen ...