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GUATEMALA | Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | Views [1546]

So how does someone get lost on streets like this?

So how does someone get lost on streets like this?

Nestled in a valley, and surrounded by volcanoes is this rabbit warren of multi-coloured houses, earthquake damaged churches and cobbled traffic filled streets.  All streets are straight and run north to south and east to west around a pleasant central square.  They have original names like avenue 1, avenue 2, avenue 3 etc - and yet it's surprisingly easy to get 'lost'.  There's a distinct lack of signage/advertisements, most buildings are only on 2 levels and are joined together in a very understated, yet colourful, terraced row.  I walked into a Burger King, not knowing what it was until i was in it.  I'm just starting to recover from the shock.  I didn't know what half the shops were until it was dark and they were lit up inside.

So it's another tourist town - package groups and lots of language students.  I don't love this place, but i do quite like it.  It has a strange charm because i think it lacks a sense of being genuine - it's too picture perfect.

I actually stayed in it for few days before i went to Xela, fully anticipating to see it again on my way back.  That never happened, so this is fortunately a truncated, and past remembered account.  If only they were all as short as this.

 

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