Category: Guatemala


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. ...


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...