When visiting Lake Atitlan area, 'everyone' goes to Santiago Atitlan. Of course you want to hire a tuktuk and visit Maximon, the smoking God of Mayan culture, but don't miss this church and the vital city bustle in narrow streets winding up and down hills. Within, a Mayan Shaman is pleading at a small altar near the main Catholic altar. And lining both walls are statues of Saints and "maybe saints", all dressed in bright cloth robes, ready for the homages of visitors. Of course, the vendors along the main street back to the harbor are always beckoning. I was pleased to find a small but charming old wooden stature of St Francis of Assisi.
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