On a Sunday morning we headed out of Xela for the coast. First to Reu, then to El Asintal, and finally a pickup that took us to Las Ruinas de Takalik Abaj. The name Takalik Abaj, which was until recently known as Abaj Takalik (wow! big difference I know), means "Stopped Stone". It was a pre-Classic site and is not very interesting for the average site-goer, but for someone who is interested and has read about the religious, cultural, and political significance of this place it is incredibly saturated with interesting tidbits.
I had never been here before so I had really been looking forward to checking it out. It is really great to be able to go anywhere I want (granted it has to be within a certain time/distance from Xela) and get it paid for by the school. I love it!
Mateo Matateo is a rough-rambler, professional gambler who is cruising on the guero highway. He resides in the midst of gunfights and ballroom dancing the city of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. There are reports that 37 men have died at the hands of this outlaw, however, statistics always come up short. He´s been married 12 times and travels with a pack of vicious poodles who have their fur dyed (suited to his pleasure, of course). Though you might think as the kind of guy you do not want to face in the street, you are correct. In his spare time, he writes love-struck ballads in all the Romance l... full info