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Goodbye, Xela.

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Demo

As you are reading this I am getting on a plane heading back the U.S. I thought it would be fitting to say goodbye with an image from Democracia Market the place I loved so much here in Xela. I hope you all keep checking out my work on my blog Joshbachman.blogspot.com. Keep checking out Luna’s work on here she is doing a great job!

Thank you all for looking at XelaDaily.

Trigales Market

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

A short bus ride from Monte Blanc, you can be in this small pueblo just outside of Xela at the Tecún Umán statue. The Small but packed market is worth a visit!

Water Testing

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Dr. Mark Arneson demonstrates the way he tests water for his work here in Guatemala with “Agua Potable, Analisis y Tratamiento” The water tested in this photo had a chlorine level of .24 which means it was safe to drink, but Im still unsure if I would go take a swig of water from a tap.

Almolonga or the Garden of the Americas

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Farming

Almolonga is known for its vegtable market and when you visit the town you will not be dissapointed. This very interesting quirky town is just 20 minutes from Xela and provides a little break from the City. On Market days the town square is very busy and just brimming with excitement. To get to Almolonga hop a bus on 9th Av at the shell gas station. It cost 2 Q to get there. Great short little trip!

A Moment away from the Processions

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Catching up on some light bible reading

After a week of Processions I am honestly all Processioned out. So this Easter Morning I went to the Cathedral and sat during Mass, watching and listening. It being Easter Sunday the church was pack and people sat outside where I found this young girl reading the bible while the Priest gave a sermon about Easter and it’s meaning.

Night Processions

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Even in the Rain

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Even with rain falling across Xela, the processions marched on.

Fruity Alfombra

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Fruity

Prayer before a Procession

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

The 9 Am procession was moved back in time by an hour and a half, So Mass could be held. As I type this I hear the Procession getting moving so I am heading out.

Procession de Jesus De La Paciencia

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

As incense burns around the Processional floats Tuesday night, crowds gathered in Quetzaltenago's central park to observe the Procession of Jesus De La Paciencia. The procession is one of many that will take place during Semana Santa

As incense burns around the Processional floats Tuesday night, crowds gathered in Quetzaltenago’s central park to observe the Procession of Jesus De La Paciencia. The procession is one of many that will take place during Semana Santa

Bringing the Saints Home for the Night.

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

I was able to catch the end of a Procession as they brought the Saint Statues of Jesus and Mary back into the Cathedral Monday night. I almost got locked in the gates as I was taking photos.

Holy Week Begins

Monday, April 18th, 2011

The Romans are coming!

A group of “roman centurions” gets ready for a procession for the Virgen de Fatima at Parque Bolivar Sunday afternoon.

Sunset

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

museum

Sunsetting behind the Museum love the colors in the sky.

Back Alley

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

alley ways

Exploring the back alleys of Democracia. Good way to spend any afternoon, but we all know I love Demo.

From El Baul

Friday, April 15th, 2011

El Baul view

The View from El Baul. Nice little trip up that mountain just do not do it alone or at night. You could get robbed!