Casa Santa Ines
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... to make the study of Spanish verbs exciting, so I won't even try! The list of people I need to get something for continues to grow, but I think it is more a case of shopping for shopping' sake. Tuesday repeat Monday! There's a field trip at school on Wednesday. I did it 2 years ago, so I really didn't want to go again. My teacher and I decided we would head to the town, but head to the market and textile museum. The trip on the caminoneta was experience in speed, driving ability ...
... goes away. We went from blue sky to no vision within 5 minutes. A well earned siesta was waiting for me when I got home.
Tuesday we had an activity which was a trip to a carnival "fiesta patronal de San Juan". This carnival was awesome, they had every type of carnival food and the games and rides were straight out of the 80s. One of the most popular "rides" was playing table soccer haha. We tried our luck on one of the Giant Ferris wheels which was ...
... made up of a group of men ('Los Cucuruchos') or women ('Las Dolorosas') carrying a large and heavy float ('anda') on their shoulders. The 'andas' are very large wooden platforms with statues, religous images and decorations placed on top of them.
The floats depict scenes of the Passion, Death or Resurrection of Jesus Christ. A typical procession consists of a float of men followed by a smaller float of women and a marching band.
... all began at 12am when Roman soldiers on horseback with fire torches and drums came out of one of the grandest churches in Antigua, and read out the judgement of Jesus. They then road off around town searching him out. It really was a sight to see. With the biggest of the Holy Week processions beginning at 4am it seemed a waste to go to bed, so we stayed out all night watching hundreds of people working through the wee hours of the morning to make some of the most intricate ...
... hike to plunge in the pools to cool off. You might be wondering where the water in these pools comes from, well it’s actually mountain water, now river water at all. Natural springs in the hills feed small streams that end in the pools giving them a super clarity. Truly awesome, and somewhere where we all hung out for many hours, swimming, taking photos, diving and sun baking, all before returning to base camp. I could provide more details, but I’m sure my pictures speak for ...