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High up on the Cuchumatanes plateau in western Guatemala, a nighttime Shaman ritual is chanced upon in a remote, roadless village...
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That does sound a bit spooky, especially in such a remote and mysterious place. I like your closing punch line - "sharing shacks with Shamans". That would have made a great title, too.
Thanks for your comments Steve. Spooky is a good word to describe that village - a place indelibly etched on my mind.
Mist, wolves and shamans....sounds like an amazing experience, if a little unnerving at the time!
Thanks Amanda, it was an incredible place to have spent some time (albeit fleeting). The "dangers" certainly heightened the excitement too. You've got to love travelling...
The spookiest thing of all is that this was happening at half past three in the morning. Anytime I've witnessed anything similar, it has been obviously staged for the benefit of tourists, but this clearly wasn't. Did you ever find out what it was all about and why it was being done in such a clandestine way?
A deserved competition winner.
Golly - what an experience! Love that it all fades away in the rainy reality ...
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