Mayan God and Market Goods

Around Lake Atitlán, there are enough little villages to go town hopping for a week or so. However, I had only one day to explore the area. So, I decided to visit a town that is supposed to be still rather untouched by tourism: Santiago Atitlán.

As it turned out, there are a few tourist shops on the way from the harbour into town. Still, the town market with its range of goods from clothing and shoes over medicine to food (fruits and vegetables, dried beans and corn, small fish and shrimp, and even live chicken) seems to be rather un-touristy.

Another interesting part of my stay was a visit to the house of Maximón, an old Mayan god that is still worshiped today.

This blog entry is an abridged version of the original entry in German.

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