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Guatemala: Vol. I

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S: Guatemala: The First 3 Days...and Waving goodbye

BC: El libro de fotos de Guatemala, parte una

FC: Guatemala: The First 3 Days...and waving goodbye

1: Iximché... The name is composed of two parts, Ixim, meaning maize and, Chee, meaning tree. Iximché was a Mayan city established by the Cakchiquel Maya around 1463 and was the capital city of the Cakchiquel Mayans. Unfortunately, because of the Spanish conquest, Iximché became the first Spanish capital in this Guatemalan region. Pronunciation of Cakchiquel: Kak'chik'el

3: Plaza A and B Comprised of a single complex thought to belong to the Sotz'il clan and included the palace of the Ahpo Sotz'il. Plaza A: Ballcourt, 2 temples and 6 palace structures/platforms (several interconnected with Plaza B structures) Plaza B: Great Palace 1, a temple, an alter, and several palace platforms that connect Plaza A and B

5: Plaza C Plaza C was separated from Plazas A and B by a 3 foot wall and was the palace complex of the Ahpo Xahi (the junior ruler of Iximché) Includes: Great Palace 2, a ballcourt, a temple, a pyramid, and several other structures

6: Alter in what is thought to be Plaza E This alter is still used today by local Mayans | Plaza D Plazas D and E have not been fully excavated as of yet.

7: Albergues de Tecpan

15: A Night In Guatemala City: En La Zona Viva

17: Welcome to Lake Atitlan

21: It seems as though I just arrived, but now it's time to say goodbye...

22: Last Night in Lake Atitlan: Celebration in Pana at Hotel Utz Jay

24: The Long Road Home

26: A volcano erupting in the distance (Just one of many times nature showed her power while I was in Guatemala)

27: El Final (del libro de fotos de Guatemala, parte una)

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  • Title: Guatemala: Vol. I
  • The First 3 Days and Waving Goodbye
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