Travel Blogs from Quetzaltenango
We took a shuttle by way of a stop at a gas station drop off and then pick-up by a local travel agent driving us to the city (interest way of getting around)! Quetzaltenango, also known as Xela (pronounced SHAY-la), is our next stop and is the second largest city in Guatemala.
There are numerous volcanos, hot springs, valleys, mountains, …
... the way and for us as soon as we stopped we piled out and got more excited than we should have done over Coke Zero, crisps and chocolate! Anyone would have thought we’d been out in the wilds for months and months rather than just 2 weeks. But whatever it was we almost bought supplies as though our lives depended on it.
When we got to Antigua it was a little like coming home. It’s a lovely little town which has such a lovely atmosphere and one we were looking forward ...
... is still very hot and was forcing himself to withstand it. He then got out and got into the hot pool, again, almost trancelike, making himself withstand the heat. It was quite funny to watch.
Emma and I sat in the restaurant which overlooks the top pool so we had a great vantage point to watch people do exactly as we did...i.e. head towards the hottest pool and start to get in, realise how damn hot it is, turn round and go to the middle pool. Thank goodness ...
... a spiritual retreat. There are a lot of different places here offering yoga, massage, reiki, tarot readings and finding yourself type courses. If you’re really in the mind set to try and find yourself there’s one centre which offers a 40 day personal development course which involves 6 days of silence! Mmmm yep really not my thing I’m afraid. I kinda think by now ...
It has been an interesting week. I have continued taking Spanish classes for 5 hours everyday, except for on Tuesday when we had a field trip. Overall, I can understan so much more than I could a few weeks ago. I am not so great at the speaking part which is a pain because I love to talk! My teacher was great though, and I will continue to practice my Spanish as I travel. Depending how things go, I can always take more lessons along the way!
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking