Category Archives: Guatemala

Land of plenty

The land around Quetzaltenango is very fertile indeed. Two villages in particular: Zunil and Almolonga have a thriving agriculture industry. Almolonga is k’iche (the local language) for ‘place where water springs’. There are many rivers and streams tapped for irrigation … Continue reading

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The Western Highlands – the story so far…

Every picture tells a story, and here are some of ours from around Quetzaltenango/ Xela thus far. The museum of Zunil This very cute, family run place was a joy to visit – just the kind of museum I like: … Continue reading

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Back to school…

From 4th April: So here we are – in Quetzaltenango, or Xela. We have signed up for language school at PLQ, and will be immersing ourselves fully in Spanish for the next couple of weeks. Five hours a day tuition, … Continue reading

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Volcano ascent: and when they were only halfway up, they were neither up nor down!

27th March: It was with much excitement that Ned, Geoff, Shenagh and I boarded the little boat from Panajachel across the lake to Santiago the evening before our 3,000m summit attempt on the sleeping San Pedro volcano. We had made … Continue reading

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Hasta Luego Mexico, Bienvenidos a Guatemala

21st – 24th March: We hung out in San Cristobal de las Casas for a week, mostly in Joaquin’s El Hostalito where we happily encountered fellow cyclists, Sarah and Tom again, plus some new friends – Javier and Sylvia from … Continue reading

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