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Lake Atitlan and Santiago

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Santiago is the largest city on the shores of Lake Atitlan. Chances are you won't be bumping into any hippies or expats here but mainly the Mayan Indians that are residents of this vibrant, some what chaotic, full of not-finished-buildings, the oldest Catholic church of Guatemala and home to Moximon - a Mayan God.

The tour of Santiago would normally consist of first visiting the central market which is not like your typical handicraft market but full of dry fish, vegetables, fruit and plastic goods. Then you'll head over to the oldest Catholic church in Guatemala, and finish at the hidden - but not secret - location of Moximon the Mayan God that accepts tons of alcohol and is usually surrounded by drunk shaman.

Written by  Marina Kuperman Villatoro.

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