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Interesting places in Huehuetenango:
Parque de Huehuetenango   Parque Central de Huehuetenango
Gobernacion Departamental   Church Catedral
La placita  

Huehuetenango is a city in the highlands of western Guatemala. It is the capital of the department of Huehuetenango. The population was about 88,600 people at the end of 2003*. The city is located at 15į32'N 91į47'W, 269 km from Guatemala City, and is the last provincial capital on the Panamerican highway before reaching the Mexican border at La Mesilla.

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Travelling

Travelling
Made by Poldavo (Alex)
One thing we observed during our months in Guatemala is that Guatemalans are travelling all the time. They are almost always sitting in those repainted US school buses, where they fit perfectly (my legs can't say the same). I think that probably 20-30% of the population is constantly moving, at any point of the day. Unfortunately, the road network is so bad, that you spend 3 to 4 hours to go 100 miles away. Being a small country, the cultural and economic differences between regions are so abysmal, in part due to the fact that real (time-consuming) distances are greater than in a developed country

Town Life

Town Life
Made by Poldavo (Alex)
Mayan townies wear the same clothes, different in every town. That's a way to distinguish the origin of anybody. Apparently, during the colonial period (and not during the preColumbian age), landlords decided to dress the communities that they managed, under the imperial organizative institution of Encomienda (Entrustment). The tradition remained after the independence, probably because it was easier for the criollo small elite to rule over the peasants, and also because it generated local strong identities that are difficult to eliminate.

Ruinas de Zaculeu / Ruins of Zacueu

Ruinas de Zaculeu / Ruins of Zacueu
Made by drlopezfranco
Con precipicios por tres lados, el centro religioso Post-clásico Zaculeu (Tierra Blanca en lenguaje Mam) ocupa una locación defensiva estrategica que funcionó bien para sus habitantes Mam. With ravines on three sides, the late postclassic religious center Zaculeu ('White Earth' in the Mam language) occupies a strategic defensive location that served its Mam Maya inhabitants well. MORE

Shoe-Cleaning Mayan Boy

Shoe-Cleaning Mayan Boy
Made by Poldavo (Alex)
I caught that guy cleaning the shoes of an old, 'respectful' mayan leader. The black jacket denotes the rank in the town. The demographic pyramid of Guatemala is so extreme, that 42% of the population is less than 14 years old. Consequently, child work is very common. In 1900, Guatemala had a population of 885,000. Over the course of the twentieth century the population of the country grew by a factor of fourteen, the fastest growth rate in the Western Hemisphere.

Santo Entierro

Santo Entierro
Made by drlopezfranco
Cada Viernes Santo, la procesi√≥n del Santo Entierro recorre las calles de Huehuetenango. Aqu√≠ a su salida de la Catedral. Esta fotograf√≠a es de hace una par de a√Īos. Every Holly Friday, the procession of the Holly Burial walks the streets of Huehuetenango. Here at the doors of the Cathedral. this photo is from a couple of years ago.

Juego de Pelota/Ball Game

Juego de Pelota/Ball Game
Made by drlopezfranco
Las ruinas mayas en su mayoría cuentan con una estructura utilizada para el juego de pelota. En la fotografía el de Zaculeu, Huehuetenango. Most of Mayan Ruins have an structure used to play the ball game. The photo shows the ball game field in Zaculeu, Huehuetenango.

Marimbas

Marimbas
Made by Poldavo (Alex)
The marimba is the Guatemalan version of the Xilophon. Personally, I think that this music comes from the hell, or alternatively, those guys were too much drunk. Bet for the latter. You can listen some marimba music from www.marimba.org

Phone booth

Phone booth
Made by Distra
I found these phone booths all over Guatemala. Phones are not common things in homes, so people have these phone booths set up all over. This woman had hers set up in front of the church. It was 1 quetzale for a local call (about .75 cents US)

Storm over Huehue

Storm over Huehue
Made by emiliechristiane
The lookout (El Mirador) over the Huehuetenango area from near the highest point in the Cuchamatanes mountains (the highest mountains in Central America), provided us with a fabulous view of a nascent storm. Guatemala. Taken August 2001

Another View

Another View
Made by drlopezfranco
Saqulew was first occupied in the 5th century, and the buildings from this era show the influence of Teotihuac√°n. The largest constructions date from the Classic Era. www.wikipedia.org

Great day for a flight

Great day for a flight
Made by blupic
Our trip to Barillas was interrupted too many times by weather delays. Here, we just landed after being delayed in Guatemala City by lightning. The clouds in the background represent the storm we escaped from.

Zaculeu Palace

Zaculeu Palace
Made by drlopezfranco
Zaculeu was attacked by Conquistador Gonzalo de Alvarado in 1525, but the well defended city at first threw back the Spanish.

Zac Ts'otz

Zac Ts'otz
Made by drlopezfranco
Saqulew is the K'iche' translation of the Mam name for the settlement: Saq = white and Ch'och' = land (Zac Tz'otz). www.wikipedia.com

Cathedral in Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Cathedral in Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Made by emiliechristiane
When I was travelling through Central America I found many churches had recently been repainted from stark white to bright colours. Taken August 2001

GOAL!!!!

GOAL!!!!
Made by FullMetalJackett
Julien was so excited about playing soccer. He wanted to be the US and the other guys Guatemala. It was the day of the US vs Guat. soccer game!

El Palacio  /  The Palace

El Palacio / The Palace
Made by drlopezfranco
Ruinas de Zaculeu, Capital del Reino Mam, en Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Zaculeu -ruins, Mam¬īs kingdom capital, in Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Victoria 1-0

Victoria 1-0
Made by drlopezfranco
Al Fin Xinabajul gana un juego esta temporada, 1-0 contra Universidad. At least Xinabajul win a game this season, 1-0 again Universidad

Not Typical Of Guatemala

Not Typical Of Guatemala
Made by Coomer Family World Adventures
This scene is not typical of Guatemala, but Huehuetenango although small, is very crowded and loud. This scene fits the city perfectly.

El Palacio / The Palace

El Palacio / The Palace
Made by drlopezfranco
Mi estructura favorita en Zaculeu, antigua capital del reino Mam. My favorite structure in Zaculeu, ancient Mam Kingdom capital

Jasmine In Zaculeu

Jasmine In Zaculeu
Made by Coomer Family World Adventures
Jasmine stands on top of one of the Mayan temples at the small ruins of Zaculeu outside Huehuetenango, Guatemala.

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Nearest places of interest:

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La placita
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  Church Catedral
Gobernacion Departamental
Parque Central de Huehuetenango
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