Tag: Quetzaltenango

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San Cristobal de Las Casas, Mexico

San Cristobal de las Casas is a stunning city about 8 hours away from where I’m renting a house in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.  Normally I would go for the chicken buses and save money, but I took a shuttle bus there because I wanted to take a brain break.  You can arrange to get to Mexico...

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Semana Santa in Xela

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. ...

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Cerro Quemado, Quetzaltenango

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...