Central America, Spring ^10

January 21, 2010

Quetzaltenango, or Xela

Filed under: Uncategorized — samanthabass @ 2:30 am

This morning we drove from Guatemala City to Quetzaltenango. Most people call this city Xela, the Mayan name. The ride was really hilly and windy, we got a nice view of the countryside. A lot of farmers were burning land to prepare the fields, it smelled real nice.

We’re staying at a hotel until Sunday – the TVs play MTV. After lunch we explored the city and spent the afternoon at the market. Later we had a discussion about the minimum wage in Guatemala and the value of the Quetzal compared to price of goods.

Xela is a University town, and there are a lot of neat restaurants and places where students hang out.

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