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Guatemala – Quetzaltenango (Xela)

Arrived in Quetzaltenango (Xela) on Sunday to start school on Monday for two weeks. The first week we stayed with a family, they were really nice, but the place was a bit dirty and we had eggs for 3 meals a day so the next week we moved to a guest house that the school has. Every day we got Tarea (homework in Spanish)! Ouch brain ache.

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Apart from the mucho study that we had to do, the school had many activities. One was making chocolate, we drank chocolate, made chocolate & dipped fruit in chocolate. It was a good afternoon.

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Another day we visited Church Salcaja, it was built in 1524, pretty old, and is the oldest in Central America.

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We also visited another church that is very colourful, San Andrés Xecul.

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We went to see this crazy dude called Maximón (pronounced maa-shee-MOHn), also called San Simón. He even has his own bed and gets dressed up for parties. He has quite a huge following. It might be the strangest thing that I have ever seen. WEIRD! Old San Simon quite likes tobacco and rum, its left by his followers as an offering.

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Andy and Jacquie his teacher on the Chicken bus.

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Me driving the chicken bus.

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Our last day of school. Andy and Jacquie.

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Fernando mi maestro and I.

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Finally we finished the two weeks with relaxing swim in the hot springs of Fuentes Georginas. Muy bonito!

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