In this video, I share a few random thoughts about traveling as a short-term expat vs. a backpacker and what my daily life is like in Quetzaltenango (Xela) where I’ve been living since March. All of it was recorded from my favorite hammock.
Semana Santa, or Holy Week, is one of the biggest celebrations in Guatemala. I was in Quetzaltenango, or Xela, during the Friday and Saturday before Easter. I can’t explain too well what was going on as I don’t have much working knowledge of the Bible, but there’s an article here that goes more in depth. [...]
Last weekend, a few of my friends and I climbed to the top of Cerro Quemado in the outskirts of Quetzaltenango. For me, it was a really hard climb, as I come from Florida, the flattest land of all. Aside from this, I’ve only climbed a couple of mountains in Arizona. I thought I wouldn’t [...]