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Santiago Atitlan | TOP PLACE IN GUATEMALA | Tour: Lake Atitlan, Market, Maximon, Concepcion Ramirez

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Travel with us to Santiago Atitlan, a top place in Guatemala that you shouldn't miss! It is located on Lake Atitlan Guatemala. On our Santiago Atitlan tour we visit the alcohol drinking and cigarette smoking folk saint called Maximon, the lady on 25 cents coin called Concepcion Ramirez, we explore the colourful food market, visit a church and the Peace Park, we find murals and street art, and we eat fried ice cream.

CHAPTERS:
00:00 Guatemala Intro
02:25 Concepcion Ramirez
04:41 Santiago Atitlan Market
06:19 Maximon in Santiago Atitlan
10:54 La Iglesia Santiago Apóstol, Saint James the Apostle Church
11:55 Indoor Food Market
13:18 Parque del La Paz, Peace Park
15:13 Fried Ice Cream Rolls
15:39 Volcano, Views, Murals, Street Art, Drone and Reflections

To watch all our #dreamytravelstory #guatemala videos check out our Guatemala Travel Vlog 2020 playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbbbuIvTy3asAUbvmHJ92vEF0Uyqlk0wM

If you want to know what to do in Lake Atitlan 2020 watch our Lake Atitlan tour video. We show you what to see in Santiago Atitlan on Lago Atitlan.

It has a strong indigenous identity and the majority of the atitecos are Tz'utujil Maya. The town's cofradías maintain the syncretic traditions and rituals of Maya Catholicism.

We are leaving San Pedro La Laguna with a boat in the morning. We are passing Volcano San Pedro, Volcano Atitlan and Volcano Toliman on our way to Santiago Lake Atitlan.

Don't miss our Maximon Guatemala visit! Maximón, also called Rilaj Mam the great grandfather, is a Mayan deity and folk saint represented by a dressed up wooden effigy, who smokes cigarettes and drinks alcohol. Maximon Santiago Atitlan likes Quetzalteca, cigarettes, and money.

We also visit Concepcion Ramirez, also known as Doña Chonita. In 1959 her portrait was chosen to feature on the 25 centavo coin.

If you visit Santiago Atitlan in Guatemala you should go on the market days, Friday or Sunday. Santiago Atitlan market is a colourful market which is a must see!
We also explore the indoor market which is mainly a food market, also a must visit place in this amazing Lake Atitlan town.

La Iglesia Santiago Apóstol, Saint James the Apostle Church, is also worth a visit!

Santiago Atitlan has seen some of the worst events of the Guatemalan civil war. We visit a site of a massacre, Parque del La Paz, or Peace Park.

What to do Guatemala? Watch our Lake Atitlan 2020 Guatemala Travel Vlog to see why you should visit #lakeatitlan and Santiago Guatemala!

If you are looking for Videos de Guatemala 2020 check out all our videos from here, not only our Lake Atitlan vlog.

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OUR GUATEMALA TRIP
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We're Marion & Giorgio, a travel couple who travelled the world since we met in late 2016. Giorgio is born in Guatemala and raised in Italy, and Marion is from Sweden.
A Mayan and a Viking exploring dreamy parts of the world!

We love creating chapters in our Dreamy Travel Story featuring places off the beaten path, hidden gems, local culture, beautiful places, street art, trying delicious street food, drinking coffee in cute cafes, visiting live jazz bars and art museums, vintage shopping, going on road trips with our motorbike and old Beetle, dancing in rock clubs, taking photos with our old cameras, and everything else that is colourful and dreamy.

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