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View from the Springs  

View from the Springs

Xela

June 25th 2008
Two hours on a chicken bus from the lake and we arrive in Xela, otherwise known as Quetzaltenango, the second largest city in Guatemala and probably the nicest. Not a lot to do here as a tourist but we got a pick up truck up one of the mountains to some natural hot springs and pools, known as Las Fuentes Georginas . Lovely day out, well worth the 30 min ride up the mountain through the clo ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Guatemala » Western Highlands » Quetzaltenango

Guatemalan Flag The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experience... ... read more
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