"Give me your Beer, your Liquor..." Top 5 Page for this destination Santiago Atitlán by HippieFur

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..your tightly rolled cigars yearning to be smoked

Maximon, San Simon, Rilaj Maam.... Best known as Maximon, this wooden depiction of San Simon is a combination of Catholic and indigenous traditions.... Its the star attraction of tiny Santiago de Atitlan, along with the Church where Father Stanley Rother, a missionary from Oklahoma was killed by the Guatemalan military... There are market days as well... you could easily spend half a day here...

If you want to snap a picture of Maximon, youll be asked for a donation... Maximon also has a tray set out, to accept money and cigarettes... Its comical to watch him smoke.... Above, Maximon is receiving a quick swig, thanks to his sympathetic care takers....

  • Last visit to Santiago Atitlán: Aug 2005
  • Intro Updated Jan 4, 2012
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