Saturday, April 15, 2006

More Antigua, less people

Well, the craziness that is Good Friday is over. I think I'm relieved. The day was fun, but I think if I had to do that two days in a row I would just about die. Too much watching your wallet, worrying about money and nose-clogging incense for more than 24 hours.

I did get some amazing pictures, though. I saw two processions altogether - that doesn't sound like much, but these guys process for 8 hours at a time. The carriers trade off every block, and generally each man or woman carries twice. The first procession carried a depiction of Christ carrying the cross, and the second was Señor Sepultado. The Señor is the dead Christ after crucifiction. - very bloody and gory. And with movable arms and legs! Will the fun never cease?

Today the streets are very quiet. Relaxing - it seems like everyone has exhaled after a long trek uphill. Now we are all happily sliding down the other side of the pass, getting ready to go back to work. I have to leave tomorrow, and I still haven't quite figured out where the busses leave. Unlike other bloggers (hi Karla!) I don't exactly plan. Oh well - as I said yesterday, things just have the tendancy to work out.

Wish me luck!

1 comment:

Karla said...

I wish I could be a non-planner, though I am getting better the more I travel. You start to realize that things always do work out...somehow.

Enjoy yourself. Post pictures.....