Day 9: Lanquin

Published: July 26th 2012
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Typical Mayan clothing in Guatemala city. It is much thicken than the clothing in the Lanquin region.
This morning, I ordered my first "tipico," the typical breakfast in Guatemala. It consists of eggs, refried black beans, queso fresco, tortillas, and plantains- so delicious! Then, we hung around reading in the hammocks. Later on, we explored the town. I found a woman selling homemade Mayan clothing and bought a beautiful teal top.

Cultural Notes

-They say you can tell what region a Mayan woman is from based on her top. Since it is hot and humid in Lanquin, the women wear thiner, lace tops (over another shirt); in the cooler city, the cloth is thicker and made with multicolored patterns.


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