The trip went through several villages severely affected in the civil war less than 20 years ago. This village was rebuilt as a ´model village´ by the army, kept under scrutiny by the governments armed forces. Some of the people were quite friendly, others understandably timid.
Penny´s trip from Nebaj to Todos Santos July 20th 2006 I´ve been away for almost a week on a
trip with the quetzaltrekkers through the villages of the Cuchumatane
mountains, which less than 20 years was the scene of many devastating
massacres during the civil war between the rightwing government army and
the socialist Guerillas. Many young men were conscripted by force into the
army only to have to kill their neighbouring villagers. Horrific
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Nearly Doctor Penelope and her gorgeous side kick travel from the land of the Kiwi to the land of the Quetzal.
We will be living in the mysterious city of Quetzaltenango (Xela) for three months. This blog will document our adventures...
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