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Anne & Carolyn's Panama Canal Cruise

Day 9 ~ Friday, April 5, 2013: Puerto Quetzal &
Iximché Pre-Columbian Archaeological Site, Guatemala

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passengers Arriving Guatemala Sphinx
Passengers waiting (not so patiently) Welcome to Guatemala before dawn The mountain that looks like the Sphinx
volcano volcano Dario
First view of the Volcanos Volcano Our guide Dario Moran
countryside Welcome to El Tahar tiles
View from the bus window Welcome to El Tehar Tile manufacturer at El Tehar
going through town directing traffic town
Driving through El Tehar Traffic director El Tehar
bus farmland rest stop
We had to wait for the bus to make a U-turn on the highway through an opening barely wider than the bus. Farmland Rest stop at Pueblo Real in Tecpán
Note guards on left.
driving woman cooking people waiting for bus
Narrow streets in Tecpan Woman making tortiillas ~ Detail 1 ~ Detail 2 Mother & child
women along the road welcome sign museum
Women walking along the road Welcome to Iximché ~ Larger image by CWS Museum building
model of ruins map map 2
Model of Iximiché ~ Detail 1 ~ Detail 2 Map 1 of Iximiché ~ Photo by CWS Map 2 of Iximiché
stone sphere artifacts stone sculpture
Stone sphere Top shelf: skulls & obsidian
Bottom shelf: ceramics & stone fragments
Anthropomorphic Sculpture ~ Photo by CWS
yoke drawings map
Stone yoke Drawings of temple murals Outdoor map of site
sculpture Imimché mound
New sculpture at entrance Iximché Mound
ball field temple temple
Ball field (one of two) Temple Front of temple
Dario dog temple
Dario explaining about rituals Supervisor Temple
altar Dario telling about altar Dario explaing altar
Altar Dario explaining human sacrifices. He said
the Aztecs were more cruel than the Inca.
Dario explaining how the blood ran
down the sides of the altar ~ Photo by CWS
view of altar & temples walls walls
Temples and altar Walls Walls & mound
mound walking to sacred place mound
Mound Walking to sacred place Hill where locals still have ceremonies
woods Carolyn Anne
Near sacred place Carolyn Anne ~ Photo by CWS
church town street woman
Church near Tecpán Street scenes in Tecpán
truck truck truck
Close encounter with a truck ~ I thought we were going to scrape the side of it, even after the truck moved a bit.
laundry laundry rock slide on mountain
Public laundry in Tecpán Land slide along the highway
Sign at Pueblo Real plaza fountain
Pueblo Real, Tecpán
walkway lifesize doll restaurant
Breezeway We ate lunch at the restaurant.
vendors serapess boy
Plaza with vendors Man with son selling serapes Young boy
white flowers purple flowers
Scenes at Pueblo Real
Guatemala country students after school tire store
Countryside School's out Tire Store
bus Antigua Antigua
Colorful bus Antigua
volcano man cattle
Volcano in the clouds Man and donkey Cattle
welcome Walkway from dock Port
Welcome to Guatemala - Daytime!
park ships port
Park Puerto Quetzal Photo by CWS

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Photos in header: Niagra Falls; Big Sur, CA; Golden Gate Bridge, CA; Sunset on the Baltic Sea;
Virginia Creeper Trail, VA; Emerald Lake, Yukon, Canada; Glacier Bay, Alaska; Sunset on the Pacific; Triple Falls at DuPont Forest, NC.
Header Photo Credits: All Anne S. Napier except Niagra Falls by Herman Stubblefield.

Updated December 9, 2013