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Monthly Archives: May 2011

A Kachiquel Lexicon

PANAJACHEL–People are often surprised to learn that the Mayans are still a vital culture, with their own languages, customs, religion and communities. It may have been a long time since they built any pyramids but the Maya are, if pressed by hundreds of years of Spanish conquest, forced assimilation, frequent massacres and the unstoppable encroachment […]

“Atitlan” from “Beyond the Mexique Bay” by Aldous Huxley

By Aldous Huxley, pages 128-130, Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York and London, 1934 ATITLAN–Lake Como, it seems to me, touches the limit of the permissibly picturesque; but Atitlan is Como with the additional embellishment of several immense volcanoes. It is really too much of a good thing. After a few days in this impossible […]