Travel Blogs from Xelaju, Guatemala

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Highways and Burritos, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala travel blog

Highways and Burritos

A travel blog entry by sherwoodk

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             I write this in the car, on the way to Quetzaltanango (affectionately known by the populace as Xela, though I for one haven't yet seen the connection). Apparently we're quite close, ...

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The "Shamans" of San Simon

A travel blog entry by sherwoodk

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... wasn't a shaman; he was Saint Simon, one of the original 12 disciples, who had performed miracles and apparently appeared at one time in Guatemala. San Simon sat upon an altar, dressed smartly in a suit and tie. Devotees climbed up to the altar to ask his ...

From the Finca to your Cup, Nueva Allianca, Guatemala travel blog

From the Finca to your Cup

A travel blog entry by sherwoodk

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Here, as promised, is a description of the coffee production process, from start to finish! 1-1.5: There are many different varieties of coffee trees, each with different strengths. (The same is true of macadamia trees, which several of these ...

An Organic Coffee Cooperative, Nueva Allianca, Guatemala travel blog

An Organic Coffee Cooperative

A travel blog entry by sherwoodk

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... number is probably far higher. Nowhere is the indigenous culture stronger than here in the highlands, where Xela, Guatemala's second-biggest city, sits nestled amongst high mountain slopes covered with lettuce, radishes, broccoli, and other ...

Spanish School Part 2: Quetzaltenengo, Guat, Xelaju, Guatemala travel blog

Spanish School Part 2: Quetzaltenengo, Guat

A travel blog entry by nikolassarah

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... beliefs, Santo Simon.  There are only 4 families in Guatemala that have this Idol in their homes, scattered all around Guatemala.  There is nothing physically written about the saint, it is all story and history by word of mouth.  But, as ...

Spanish School Part 3:  Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, Xelaju, Guatemala travel blog

Spanish School Part 3: Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

A travel blog entry by nikolassarah

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... , lots of love!! Niko y Sarita ____________________________________________________________ _____ Read on if interested in political note of Guatemala... I just finished this book called ´The CIA in Guatemala´ by Richard H. Immerman and it is ...

Woody laughs in the face of an $80 tour!, Semuc-Champey, Guatemala travel blog

Woody laughs in the face of an $80 tour!

A travel blog entry by iwasthud

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In Coban we learned about great 1 day tours to Semuc Champey for the wee price of $80 (which would normally carry us through 4 days). Woody told them to pack sand and we fashioned our own 2.5 day trip for $50 ("which was obviously much better" proclaims ...

Semuc Champey, Semuc Champey, Guatemala travel blog

Semuc Champey

A travel blog entry by cajunkayak

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Today a few of us went and toured the Semuc Champey caves , which was an adventure in itself. Before going into the caves, I did something I never thought I would do in a million years. I jumped off of a natural limestone bridge and plunged 35' feet ...

Arrival, Xelaju, Guatemala travel blog

Arrival

A travel blog entry by parkerlearey

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... . I had a nice sleep and woke up at 5 30 the next morning and Pedro drove me to the bus station where I took a bus to Xela Guatemala. It took 5 hours cause they was heavy construction on the highway. I arrived at noon where I took a taxi to my school. At ...

Xela Week uno, Xelaju, Guatemala travel blog

Xela Week uno

A travel blog entry by parkerlearey

... I enjoyed it alot. This week i am going to go to another hot springs, a museum, aborignal farm, the hugest market in Guatemala and another volcano. I will probably leave Xela on Sunday or Monday and make my way to Panachel. I will try to post again on ...

Last day in Xela, Guatemala, Xelaju, Guatemala travel blog

Last day in Xela, Guatemala

A travel blog entry by parkerlearey

... us. This was the best part of the day as I learned how the local clothing that I have admire since i have gotten in guatemala was made.  Saturday Today i woke up at 7 am to climb another volcano. This volcano was much smaller then the last one ...

Walking on lava, Pacaya, Guatemala travel blog

Walking on lava

A travel blog entry by nancydeb

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... back to Antigua and in the afternoon went on a trip to climb the lava spewing Volcan Pacaya, which is  between Antigua and Guatemala City to the south. The bus wound up the steep dirt road past the nearby village. You could take a horse up the 3 ...

Spending NYD on the River, Rio Dulce, Guatemala travel blog

Spending NYD on the River

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... ; Luckily, I´ve escaped without the flu. On the second, we travelled from Rio Dulce to Antigua, a highlight of Guatemala and a beautiful city... reminiscent of Cusco in Peru with the cobbled paving roads and the action centering around a main square ...

Building Clean Stoves in Xela, Xelaju, Guatemala travel blog

Building Clean Stoves in Xela

A travel blog entry by sashadasha

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... the profits collected from the Spanish school could be used to alleviate local poverty. Scholarship Program "While public education in Guatemala is in theory obligatory through to junior high school, only 11% of the eligible population gets this far. ...

Hola! Escuela es buena!, Xelaju, Guatemala travel blog

Hola! Escuela es buena!

A travel blog entry by rayganmsol

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... .  Yes, a few times I thought my mother may not approve of such things as me traipsing around the back country roads of rural guatemala, but it was honestly very safe. So, today we were back in class.  Like I said we felt rejuvenated from our ...

Tacky, tacky, tacky, Raxrujá, Guatemala travel blog

Tacky, tacky, tacky

A travel blog entry by 50odd

26th February 2010 Hotel Cancuen, Raxruja, Guatemala (70 Qs) Very hot Sayaxche – Raxruja (98 kms) Today turned out to be a damn sight hotter than yesterday with the added complication of riding in a southerly direction, which means the ...

Gringa stamp number one, Xelaju, Guatemala travel blog

Gringa stamp number one

A travel blog entry by katywade

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... airport over and over and over again while I was trying to sleep. I´ll write Obama and tell him so. Yesterday I was in Guatemala city where I stayed the night with my friend Erin. However, I did have four hours to kill before Erin got off work. ...

Bargé, Xelaju, Guatemala travel blog

Bargé

A travel blog entry by katywade

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I got to Xela yesterday and found a hostel. It was very nice, with clean rooms and lots of other travelers. Around dinner time I met  up with a few of them and we all decided to go out and get dinner together. Haley, the reserved server from Canada; ...

guajolotero!!!, Xelaju, Guatemala travel blog

guajolotero!!!

A travel blog entry by ireneandjason

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... is freaky and everyone appeared to be drunk---crap.   then we found the chicken bus stop.  double crap.   guatemala is where old school buses from the states go to die and get reincarnated as the devil on wheels.   ...

Happy New Year, San Ignacio, Belize, Guatemala travel blog

Happy New Year

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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Happy new year everyone... hope all my readers had a good one.  We have yet to celebrate yet... it is 8am in the morning of the 31st.  We will be spending our NYE in a small Guatemalan town called Rio Dulce.  There isn´t much there.  ...

Postage Dramas And Highland Hot Springs With Lars, Fuentes Georginas, Guatemala travel blog

Postage Dramas And Highland Hot Springs With Lars

A travel blog entry by inoursuitcase

... appear to me like large red buttons saying PUSH ME. Strange, yes maybe. We talked with some English lads about politics in Guatemala and about the backpacker politics and ´scene´, taking the piss out of it really. We prepared for our trip to Fuentes ...

A way to do it, Raxrujá, Guatemala travel blog

A way to do it

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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  Inventivos, no mínimo. Na Guatemala há coisas que se fazem de outra maneira. O autocarro teve um furo que me vai atrasar a chegada ao norte do país e obrigar a parar numa terra no meio do quase-nada para pernoitar? Não há problema! ...

fry, Fray, Guatemala travel blog

fry

A travel blog entry by stevenfearn

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Building bridges, Don't you wish you were a bridge builder, too?, Guatemala travel blog

Building bridges

A travel blog entry by lamonafeliz

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... the Materialistic States during the holiday season.  Strangely enough, I wasn't as well prepared for going back "home" to Guatemala and the culture shock I would once again encounter here!!  I didn't realize I could get reaccustomed so ...

The Beauty and The Cave, Semuc Champey, Guatemala travel blog

The Beauty and The Cave

A travel blog entry by ellisa_5

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The Journey to Semuc Champey was slightly off the beaten track with bumpy dirt roads spiraling along the side of a cliff, but it was well worth it.  We arrived after dark and there was only one room left between the four different guest houses, so ...

La Frontera..y Xela (Quetzaltenango), Xelaju, Guatemala travel blog

La Frontera..y Xela (Quetzaltenango)

A travel blog entry by biruta

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Well, I have made it to Guatemala.  I had a nice comfortable ride to the border, after I finally got a seat on the "shuttle."  My name wasnt on the "list" even though I had a ticket, and it took some phone calls to whomever took my money to ...

Awareness, Xelaju, Guatemala travel blog

Awareness

A travel blog entry by kenzie.j.hi

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... was killed by the government during the war, provided great insight into the political background and underpinnings of Guatemala. I can't believe that a tragedy, comparable to the Holocaust or the US slave trade, had occurred in Guatemala without my ...

escuela y familia en Xela, Xelaju, Guatemala travel blog

escuela y familia en Xela

A travel blog entry by geldakkh

... great right?  Well, I'm sure a lot of this is true and they are working to improve their image with the people of Guatemala but when he did talk about the conflict in the country he was very one sided.  He did mention that he believed that ...

Hermanos, Xelaju, Guatemala travel blog

Hermanos

A travel blog entry by kenzie.j.hi

... USA: In the US, there isn't a need for facebook to be advertised. One is socially excluded without a facebook account. Modesty... Guatemala: The dress is conservative. The people don't ask for much, neither want much. They are content. USA: Everything is ...

Guatemalteco life, Xelaju, Guatemala travel blog

Guatemalteco life

A travel blog entry by kenzie.j.hi

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... with no further explanation, expression or sentiment. It's said as a fact rather than an opinion. Most Guatemalans aren't able to leave Guatemala, even the financially well off ones. Many of them don't see traveling as a viable option, so they don't even ...

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