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Old 11-02-2012, 03:25 PM   #436
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Excellent Pictures Paul! Wow!

I'm getting closer. I spent the night in Port Arthur Texas after a great ride along the SW Coast of Louisiana yesterday.

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let me know your route and if it goes thru anywhere i went thru i can suggest some hotels and people to stop by and see
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:31 PM   #437
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Really enjoying the bright, vivid colors of things-people Guate in the photos.
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:02 PM   #438
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Thanks Paul for the people pictures. I remember you posted a picture of your teacher; can you tell us her background, if appropriate? What is her education? How and where did she learn English? Has she traveled much outside Guatemala? Thanks.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:57 PM   #439
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Great pictures... I wish I had taken more when I was there.
you can borrow mine i have plenty to go around
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:27 PM   #440
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Glad to see you made market day in Chichicastenango. Will share your pix with my Guate friend from there.
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:12 AM   #441
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Really enjoying the bright, vivid colors of things-people Guate in the photos.
you know its very difficult to have very bright vivid colors in this area but as i have gone to other areas the Mayan use more subtle colors, here it is brighter reds, oranges and yellows, other areas are greens and blues and the "new generation" are using more subtle colors and highlighting them with gold brocade inlays



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Thanks Paul for the people pictures. I remember you posted a picture of your teacher; can you tell us her background, if appropriate? What is her education? How and where did she learn English? Has she traveled much outside Guatemala? Thanks.
i actually swapped my Spanish teacher a few days after that photo, not becuase she wasn't good teaching Spanish but bad speaking English and as i had zero Spanish for here to mime what a word was would take 10 to 20 minutes and i figured it was taking "my time" away from my Spanish time...so my new teacher speaks English well (but almost never unless it is necessary) she was formally trained here in Guatemala and has also schooled in Paris and Switzerland to learn and teach French as a crossover teacher doing Spanish/ French/ English...surprisingly she also spent some time in New Orleans and is a very well rounded teacher



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Glad to see you made market day in Chichicastenango. Will share your pix with my Guate friend from there.
it was a good day, even the ride there was a great road with incredible switchbacks...i love chaos and this market was the epitome of CHAOS - also people watching at its finest
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:06 PM   #442
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Volcan de Fuego burped a couple of times and threatened then went back to sleep



photo courtesy of Dan and Lisa on there 1987 Transalp...i couldn't see it from my place - their blog is www.heyivegotanidea.wordpress.com
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AAAAhhhhhhhhhh this is how you pick up the teacher - the apple never worked for me

so . . . that is Spanish for ????

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AAAAhhhhhhhhhh this is how you pick up the teacher - the apple never worked for me
apples are for kids
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:07 PM   #445
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have you ever smelt something before you heard it or saw it...i did yesterday, it was incense burning and very strong incense at that



i came outside my Hostel to see this coming down the road



and the procession that accompanied it








i was an amazing sight with the deep bass drums pounding and the incense burning, and then the women came into view carrying this massive piece of religious art ( i have no idea of the name like a human carried float) . there were 50 women on each side and men at the front and rear directing/ steering it. it carried on down the street in a swaying motion, a very awe inspiring sight...it had to be 100 feet long





notice the lady in middle carrying her baby as well




the band following behind



i got around the procession and got a shot as the sun went down with the volcano in the background



as it got dark the people carrying swapped quite often from women to men...the procession went on for hours, it went past my place at 5.30 and it was still going around the town at 9.30pm




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Old 11-04-2012, 03:49 PM   #446
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notice the lady in middle carrying her baby as well




the band following behind
Those pictures give "girl power" a whole new meaning!
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:01 PM   #447
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Great stuff - thank you for taking us along.
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Wow, some really great pictures... I wish I had taken more when I was there.
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:50 AM   #449
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Great stuff - thank you for taking us along.
plenty of room for passengers on this trip
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:47 AM   #450
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Those pictures give "girl power" a whole new meaning!
i forgot i took a video of this...so now you can see girl power in action

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