November 4, 2004

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Filed under: Guatemala 2004 — Lilli @ 9:51 pm


From Back in Action Blog
Skirts for sale at a stand in the market. Posted by Hello

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Filed under: Guatemala 2004 — Lilli @ 9:48 pm


From Back in Action Blog
On second thought, these cows do look pretty skinny despite what I said earlier. You can also buy pigs, goats, lambs, ducks, bunnies, chickens, cats and dogs here, to name a few. Posted by Hello

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Filed under: Guatemala 2004 — Lilli @ 9:44 pm


From Back in Action Blog
There is no Home Depot here, but you can buy a variety of tools at this market that is the superstore for many villages. The market of San Francisco El Alto is said to be the largest in Central America. Posted by Hello

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Filed under: Guatemala 2004 — Lilli @ 9:41 pm


From Back in Action Blog
I spent my last day of school shoving my way through the market of San Francisco El Alto. This is a typical street/passageway there on market day. I have photographic evidence that some of those bags weigh 100 pounds.Posted by Hello

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Filed under: Guatemala 2004 — Lilli @ 9:35 pm


From Life Without Light Blog
These sewing machines, for sale in San Francisco El Alto, may look like your grandmother’s, but they are not antiques. You can buy brand new ones just like this. Posted by Hello

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Filed under: Guatemala 2004 — Lilli @ 9:21 pm


From Sounds of Xela Blog
Bells on the 18th century church at the center of San Francisco El Alto. These are not the ones that ring in my neighborhood in Xela, but these were prettier. Posted by Hello

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Filed under: Guatemala 2004 — Lilli @ 9:10 pm


From Sounds of Xela Blog
A teacher from my school holding one of the numerous noisy local roosters. She bought this one at the market in San Francisco El Alto and carried it back on the bus — the chicken bus. The white-haired man to her left is a the Lutheran minister also studying at my school. Posted by Hello

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Filed under: Guatemala 2004 — Lilli @ 9:07 pm


From Sounds of Xela Blog
Tricia and Sacha play fighting over their sole toy. When I got there the week before, the stick was twice as long. Posted by Hello

November 3, 2004

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Filed under: Guatemala 2004 — Lilli @ 8:23 pm


From Chicken Bus Blog
The steps of the main church of Chichicastenango, formerly the site of a Maya temple, according to my guide. These 18 steps up the front correspond to the months of the Maya calendar. Directly in front of the door are three more steps — one each for Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The altar burns with offerings and incense clouds the steps all day long. Posted by Hello

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Filed under: Guatemala 2004 — Lilli @ 8:20 pm


From Chicken Bus Blog
A street in the market town of Chichicastenango, with the main church in the background.
Posted by Hello

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From Chicken Bus Blog
A marimba player wearing traditional clothing. The marimba is considered Guatemala’s national instrument. This one uses gourds for resonance. Modern marimbas have wooden pipes.
Posted by Hello

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Filed under: Guatemala 2004 — Lilli @ 8:12 pm


From Chicken Bus Blog
The hills of Chichicastenango, as seen from the end of a hallway at Hotel Santo Tomás.
Posted by Hello

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Filed under: Guatemala 2004 — Lilli @ 8:10 pm


From Chicken Bus Blog
The courtyard of the Hotel Santo Tomás.
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Filed under: Guatemala 2004 — Lilli @ 8:06 pm


From Chicken Bus Blog
A typical form of transportation in Guatemala, and how I got to Chichicastenango as well as a few other places. I sometimes wonder if I one of these exact buses took me to grade school, 30 years ago, and has been given a new life here.
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San Simón Blog
Part of the village of Zunil (elevation 6,800 feet), where San Simón lives. These highlands are often known as the cloud forest.
Posted by Hello

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