Quetzaltenango Journals

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A May 2004 trip to Quetzaltenango by everdown

Streets of Xela Photo, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala More Photos
Quote: Xela, Guatemala, is a small town full of friendly people and Spanish language schools.

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Streets of Xela Photo, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
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Xela is the second largest city in Guatemala with around 100,000 people. Very little English is spoken here, so most people take advantage of the numerous Spanish schools.The people here are friendly and the food is great.Quick Tips: Spend time in Parque Central. There is a museum at the bottom of the hill (with quite an eclectic collection of...stuff), a few banks, a kind of Guatemala goods mall, and large business center with English and Spanish schools, and a couple bars.If you speak Spanish, talk with the shoe shine boys. They are funny, and you can learn a lot from them. You might as well too because they're going to hound you until you give in. And for what...Read More