Monday, October 27, 2014

Chajil Siwan

Sunday I went to Totonicopán, another department of Guatemala and visited Chajil Siwan.  I was glad to see green spaces, lots of trees, and be away from the city.  A guide accompanied my group along the trail.  He seemed rather knowledgable, but spoke only Spanish, so I didn't get everything. 
It was quite a change from Xela, but well worth getting up before six o'clock in the morning and riding in a microbus with 15 other people and one dog.

1 comment:

1stteacher said...

'Tis good to get out of the city every once in a while. Here, last weekend would have been a good time to do it, but Adam had glommed onto the idea of going to the top of a skyscraper in Minneapolis (is he his daddy's boy or what?) - so to downtown we went.

We found out that the observation deck to the IDS center is closed to the public. We ended up in a hotel with 19 stories. I couldn't find the stairs so we had to use the elevator. Some of my "party" were happy about that, I believe, but I though it would have been a good workout to take the stairs. At any rate, we saw the tops of some buildings, while other buildings were blocking our view somewhat. But we accomplished Adam's goal, which was the whole point.

The good thing is we've got trails nearby so we don't have to walk far to enjoy some green space. I'm going to suggest we do that next weekend.