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Not a Guatemala Mayan Boat

2008-05-13 07:25:00

Not a Guatemala Mayan Boat
A little girl says she takes a “Pickup” to her village, I know people come down to Guatemala and any country, thinking what they see is the country, hopefully the culture.

It is a baffling problem, where did some unadulterated culture stop and the new global adaptations start, what is a pickup?

Panajachel Guatemala
Lago Atitlan - Lake Atitlan
Monday, May 12, 2008
Blog of Andy ---

I look at this boat, wood planks, square, and chained to a rock, is the nose of the boat some holdover, or does this boat have nothing to do with the Mayan culture.

I do not want a culture to stay old-fashioned for our tourist sake, however I would be keen to know the time periods of things I see. It takes great observations to try to separate what I see, from what is part of this country, the separations are mesh together.

I would love if a restaurant here said,
100 percent Guatemalan food, then when I got in, there was at least 20 percent.

Wood Plank, rectangular boats, a flat bottom baby. This seems a little risky here on this lake, I would say this is one of the most unfriendly water sports or boat lakes; nobody does much on the lake, just a good look at the lake type of lake.

Truly living on the lake is not so fun, living on a mountain looking at the lake is great, if you fancy living on a mountain with nobody to talk with, a difficult time consuming lifestyle home.

Peten or the cradle of Mayan Culture as I reseach has everything to do with being close to water, I believe water is always the benchmark starting point in studying cultures.

Not a Guatemala Mayan Boat