Daily Archives: March 26, 2012
I have never before seen such an enormous symphony of color as I did in Guatemala. The past Spanish colonial influence combined with the vivid Mayan culture and tradition of brilliant colors reflect deeply throughout Guatemala, especially in the Highlands. Xela is the heart of the Mayan culture and community. If you take a walk around her lovely, hilly streets you will be reminded of her past, present and future. You can see it reflected in the lovely colors of the buildings. Some of which are on their fourth generation of color.
Come….take a walk with me through the streets of Xela and experience all the joy that color can bring to the soul.
Looking up to the hills. A typical street in Xela lined in ancient foot-burning cobblestones and a gorgeous splash of color.
From golden yellows to turquoise blues the colors never cease to inspire me and…
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If the King’s Palace in Cambodia is all too formal/expensive for you I have an alternative that is close by and does not cost a cent. Walk up the road with the Palace walls to your left. A couple of streets up on the right is a very old temple.
Gateway to temple complex
Everything here is crumbling but of course this adds to the ambience.
There were no mangy dogs and the monks are happy for you to look around.
There are some interesting statues in the grounds – not sure what is going on here!
Loved this statue
It really pays to screw your courage to the sticking post and have a wander off the beaten track – this is what you could find. Amazing stuff. And of course you can have a well-earned drink at the Foreign Correspondents Club just down the road.