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A smaller church

A smaller church in San Andrés Xecul decorated in a similar way
Guatemala part I - Semuc Champey, Xela, Chichi and Santiago Atitlan

December 27th 2015
Semuc Champey, Xela and some other nice places The first place I went to in Guatemala was the Maya site Tikal. Tikal is a spectacular place and I have decided to dedicate an entire blog entry to it. I will put that one up later on. Here in this the first blog from Guatemala I have collected photos I have taken in a few other places. First I am going to write a little about ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Guatemala » Western Highlands » Quetzaltenango

Guatemalan Flag The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experience... ... read more
4th March 2016

A proper adventure!
Love those colorful, little churches, and I adore tacky decorations. In Spain and here in South America, I've seen lots of neon Jesuses and whole plastic soccer teams joining Mary and Joseph in the creche--wild imaginations! The hot springs and the natural pools both look fantastic, but so sorry about your ear infection. How lucky that you knew to get it treated because I would be completely clueless about that. It's tricky traveling as we age--I've always enjoyed how you and Emma entered marathons as you travel. Now, your knee and my lungs give us problems when we just want to hike--bummer. But it sounds as if you still had many fine adventures. What could your spectacular thing be that we have to wait for your next blog?
7th March 2016

Soccer team in a Christmas decoration
I would have loved to see a soccer team included in a Christmas decoration. That would have looked so funny. Thanks for the comment. /Ake

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