Backpacking in Guatemala: Top 15 Things to see and do in Quetzaltenango (Xela)

“Hey Xela, stars about to fall so what do you say, Xela” – Noel Gallagher, lyrics altered slightly (Lyla) Quetzaltenango (Xela) is a decent backpacking beast. Factually it is Guatemala’s second biggest city. Though quite where these half a million odd locals actually are could baffle you. We arrived across the border from Ciudad Cuauhtemoc Read more about Backpacking in Guatemala: Top 15 Things to see and do in Quetzaltenango (Xela)[…]

Backpacking in Guatemala: Staying in Hostal 7 Orejas, the Best Hostel in Quetzaltenango

After Mexico it was time for some backpacking in Guatemala. It was my first time in the country and on the first night, after crossing the border from Ciudad Cuauhtemoc into La Mesilla, we got two chicken buses to Quetzaltenango, also known as Xela. A few days before we needed to book a hostel though, Read more about Backpacking in Guatemala: Staying in Hostal 7 Orejas, the Best Hostel in Quetzaltenango[…]

World Borders: How to Get from Mexico to Guatemala (Ciudad Cuauhtemoc to La Mesilla)

Time for another installment of World Borders, and yes that means another journey with my passport exiting one land and entering another land. This was actually the first ever border I crossed in Central America and I only did it recently on the first of August, so here’s a run down of my journey, which Read more about World Borders: How to Get from Mexico to Guatemala (Ciudad Cuauhtemoc to La Mesilla)[…]

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