La Nariz Del Indio

Alex and I went hiking again. I don’t know what´s wrong with me because I have never hiked so much in my life. And this time it was super serious hiking. Like, vertical hiking. This time our destination was La Nariz del Indio (AKA The Indian Nose). I took the above photo from the boat on my way to San Pedro. Apparently, it’s a rather well-known place.

Can you see the sleeping Indian? I stood on the man’s nose. On the very, very top is a little grass hut and also there is a Mayan alter. The people of the village still regularly climb to the top of the mountain and burn away their negative energy and then fill up with the energy of the fire. They burn sweet smelling things so that the vapors reach the Gods. Wow. We reached the top at exactly 12:00 noon and sat there in meditation for a few moments before returning. Powerful.

On the way down, we found the trail. Oops! Apparently there is a much easier way to get to the top, but we took the more difficult/direct route. On the way down we stopped to look at the coffee plants. For being a total coffee junkie, I had no idea how exactly the stuff was made. The little berries are quite tasty. The coffee beans, not so much.

In the car on the way home, the conversation turned to bacon. It often does with me. 🙂 When we got back to San Marcos, we hunted down some bacon for lunch. Since the kitchen where I live is strictly vegetarian, we went to the hotel to make pasta with bacon and kick back a couple cervezas before meditation. Another fabulous day!

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