Tuesday, September 30, 2008

2 hours to Totonicapan

In the nearby town of Totonicapan, there was a festival on Monday to celebrate the Arcangel San Migueal. Our school scheduled a trip in the morning and allowed us to switch our class to the afternoon so we could all attend. In reality Totonicapan is only about an hour away, but it ended up taking us 2 hours to get there.....on chicken bus. We stopped about 100 times to pick up others heading in the same direction. Once we arrived we walked into town, fighting our way through the massive crowd, with hopes of seeing some of the action at the church. The photos below show just how crowded it was, so we never quite made it to the church. We did get to spend a few hours wandering through the endless market though.

Just one example of the vendors lining the streets.

Students at play in a carnival-like arcade.

This is a photo of the inside of the chicken bus on the way home. Now imagine it with twice as many people. That is how it ended up!

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