Un día entre guerrilleras

Una de las cosas más fascinantes en la historia de Centroamérica fue (y es) la rebelión de sus pueblos frente al imperialismo americano. Desde nuestra llegada a Guatemala pusimos muchísimo énfasis en aprender sobre la Guerra Civil que enfrentó al país durante treinta y seis años, y que dejó la friolera de 200000 muertos y … Continue reading Un día entre guerrilleras

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Exploring Huehuetenango

When we got to Huehue we knew one thing: we had a place to stay overnight thanks to Couchsurfing. That was all. We didn’t know how much time we’d stay there or what we would see around there. We had actually just come as a step towards the border, as we needed to stamp our … Continue reading Exploring Huehuetenango

Las Lagunas de Montebello y las ruinas de Chinkultic

After a great day at Cascadas del Chiflón, we were thinking about packing and leaving for Guatemala the very next day at dawn. However, Paulina, who had been working all week, told us she would be free for the weekend and felt like doing something nice with her family. The Montebello lakes seemed like the … Continue reading Las Lagunas de Montebello y las ruinas de Chinkultic

Camino a la frontera: Comitán y sus alrededores

During our last days in San Cristóbal, as we were already planning to spend Easter in Guatemala, we kept looking at this point in the map and considering a necessary step before crossing the border. Comitán. It was not far from Sancris, just about 100 km, so on our last day in the town we … Continue reading Camino a la frontera: Comitán y sus alrededores

Canyons, crocodiles and arabesque fountains in Chiapas

Después de haber vivido en una habitación con vistas a uno de los fiordos más espectaculares de Noruega, muchos pensaran que era difícil encontrar un lugar en México que nos encogiera el corazón de forma similar. Están muy equivocados. After living in a house with views over one of the most spectacular Norwegian fjords, some … Continue reading Canyons, crocodiles and arabesque fountains in Chiapas

Wonderful Waterfalls in Chiapas II: Agua Azul

We knew that it would be impossible for us to visit Agua Azul ("blue water") before leaving Palenque, because they were too far out of the city and we were running out of time. We said good bye to Ale and headed to the petrol station, where a very special boy we'd met the day … Continue reading Wonderful Waterfalls in Chiapas II: Agua Azul

Wonderful Waterfalls in Chiapas I: Roberto Barrios

Our initial plan was staying in Palenque for a relatively short time, just enough to see the town and the ruins. However, we found out there were at least two waterfalls near Palenque that we could visit. Apparently, the most impressive ones were Agua Azul ("blue water"), but they were quite touristy and very far … Continue reading Wonderful Waterfalls in Chiapas I: Roberto Barrios