How do we get this on the riverSteve
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Got to Chichicastenango the night before market day. The vendors carry the poles in for there stalls the night before. There is a market twice a week which is setup and then taken down at the end of the market. Trip is starting to wind down so time to shop.
There is a mixture of old and new religion with a alter outside of town on a hill and the steps of the churches used as pyramid with an alter. Names are change to protect themselves as in the story of old and new Jesus. New Jesus pissed off old Jesus so he bumped off new Jesus. Mom "Virgin Mary" banishes old Jesus to a mountain top, which he escapes to become the sun. Virgin Mary becomes the moon. The cross is a old Mayan symbol for the four points (Sun, Moon, Earth and People). So seeing crosses at sacred sights I am not sure whether it is the old or the new religion being recognized. When the Mayans sacrifice chickens at an ancient alter stone on a hilltop is it old testament or remembering the good old Mayan days.
In Chichicastenango the room had a great view of the cemetery. I found the dead sleep in peace. Note the green hotel I am staying in is the same color as my old truck.
Staying in Xela some of the other bunks became double occupancy. No lass for me. I guess I should have gone to the disco tech instead of the hostel pub.
What will tonight bring? I should work on my salsa dancing for Gladys??¿ The dozen hola girls are in front of the hostel pub singing along to the blaring Queen songs.
Love & kisses