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Guatemala

Post by cuchulainn » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:07 pm

I spent a week there, in Antigua and then Flores.
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Re: Guatemala

Post by cuchulainn » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:09 pm

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The volcano known as Agua.
I climbed Picaya, an active volcano.
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Re: Guatemala

Post by cuchulainn » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:12 pm

I saw lava.
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It’s that patch of red at the top. ImageImage

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Re: Guatemala

Post by cuchulainn » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:15 pm

I went on a boat tour of Lago Peten Itza
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Re: Guatemala

Post by cuchulainn » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:17 pm

Then I went to Tikal.
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Re: Guatemala

Post by cuchulainn » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:18 pm

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Re: Guatemala

Post by Lincoln » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:18 pm

Really nice pics Op (except for one which was blurred...that was shameful)


I loved Antigua and Flores...me and mini-Lincoln got really ill in Flores but I still think of that place fondly...great food.

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Post by polardude1 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:20 am

Nix pics. You never made it ti Lake Atitlan
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Re: Guatemala

Post by BeatRaven » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:12 am

I thought the Tikal pyramid was about six times the size shown here. How do you fill minute #10 there?

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Re: Guatemala

Post by cuchulainn » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:25 am

I paid $55 for the bus from Flores and a tour guide who was good. He knew the genus and species of the animals we came across and knew a bit about Mayan history.
Bats live in the temples. They’ve uncovered about five pyramids and the royal dwelling. A Dutch lady went through the temples and on top, casting spells. She cast a healing spell on the ankle of a 19 year old (non-related) Dutch girlI thought about Chimes. Apparently there is another pyramid called Mirador being uncovered that’s the biggest yet.
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Re: Guatemala

Post by cuchulainn » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:29 am

Templo IV is the one you’re talking about. We climbed up there and watched the sun rise. A coati climbed up and left. I heard a few howler monkeys but did not see any. There was a tall one that was off limits to climbing.
The temples all look the same except for size, but I felt compelled to climb them all. I got a good workout from that.

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Post by Lost Soul » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:35 am

Thanks, cuch.

In Hawaiian, they call the rough lava, as below, 'aa', and the smooth lava 'pahoehoe'.


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Post by Moethebartender » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:21 pm

Nice shots, they bring back lots of memories; I took a lot of the same pictures. It looked considerably more crowded when I visited. That arch has to be the most photographed bit of Antigua. Where were you shooting from when you took that overview pic of Flores?
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Re: Guatemala

Post by cuchulainn » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:01 pm

Moethebartender wrote:
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Nice shots, they bring back lots of memories; I took a lot of the same pictures. It looked considerably more crowded when I visited. That arch has to be the most photographed bit of Antigua. Where were you shooting from when you took that overview pic of Flores?
A man in a boat took me on a tour of the lake including a peninsula where a Mayan temple is being excavated. I took the photo from a lookout tower on those ruins. Antigua was full of tourists.

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Post by Lost Soul » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:06 pm

That Mayan ruin on the peninsula is re-writing the history of the Maya. It is older than everything else, dating to 800 BC.

It is also built in the form of their creation myth, with gridded streets that were never altered because they denoted a croc's back.

It is the source code of Mayan culture.

https://www.archaeology.org/issues/303- ... urban-grid
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Re: Guatemala

Post by Steve_in_Exile » Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:26 am

In the picture of the Volcan de Agua, you can see behind it Acatenango on the right, and the Volcan de Fuego on the left. And you can see in the picture where the debris flows came down the Volcan de Fuego during the last big eruption. That's all new since I was there a couple of months ago. Cooch, where were you located when you took that picture?

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Re: Guatemala

Post by cuchulainn » Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:01 am

Steve, that was taken on the trail up Picaya.

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Re: Guatemala

Post by Steve_in_Exile » Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:50 am

Oh I have been on Pacaya, but it was quite a few years ago. Maybe 10 years ago or more. My kids roasted marshmallows on the lava.

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Re: Guatemala

Post by cuchulainn » Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:55 am

I did the same. There was a big glowing patch of lava 800 feet from me.

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Post by rider5 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:11 am

I'd like to try cooking a decent ribeye over hot lava. Fuck marshmallows.

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Re: Guatemala

Post by Steve_in_Exile » Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:39 pm

I love Guatemala. Shame that its high rate of violent crime make it a little hard to relax, otherwise I'd really like to spend more time there. If they could get their crime under control, they could have a thriving tourist business.

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Re: Guatemala

Post by Electrolyte » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:14 pm

cuchulainn wrote:
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Omg, it looks like a field of tiny brontosauruses.

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