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A seemingly endless string of buses, minibuses, and cars—eight in all—carry us from Palenque, Mexico to Quetzaltenango, Guatemala over a span of 20 hours, but more remarkable than the distance traveled is the change in surroundings from one country to the next. The two countries share language, but have developed in distinctly different ways as independent nations. Cross the border with us in todays photo gallery…

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3 Responses to “Twenty Hours Later: The View from Guatemala”

  1. Smellizzari Says:

    Thushan will you pleeeease send me some chocolate!!

    Hope y’all make it to Lake Atitlan. The pictures so far are quite amazing.

  2. Julie Culbertson Says:

    Yeah! You’re in Xela! You should record some locals doing a cover of “Luna de Xela Who”, maybe even the mariachi guys at cafe Nastalgia near where Roy and I lived. And if you head by Chori Tortas, (assuming it hasn’t burned down or gone under) tell that payaso we said “que tal”

  3. Kim Says:

    I thought a quetzal was a very fancy bird!!!
    Your pictures are awesome!

About LongJaunt Equal parts lighthearted jaunt and in-depth journey, this intimately documented trip around the world has one goal: to bring you along for the ride.

Thushan Amarasiriwardena

, former Senior Multimedia Producer at The Boston Globe, has always loved telling a great story. Combining his eye for visual story telling and his technical background in computer science at North Carolina State University, Thushan has reported on business, sports and travel for The Globe. You can find his site here.

Michael Kurtz

, graduated with a degree in Ethnomusicology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His thesis research focused on the intersection of race and music in Northeastern Brazil. He worked previously as A&R and Production Coordinator for Putumayo World Music, an international music record label based in New York City. You can find his site here.

Brian Rogers

graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies, and has traveled extensively in Latin America.

Alicia Conway

is LongJaunt's home base chief and a Technical Producer for The Boston Globe. She joined and contributed with the team out in England, Kenya, Tanzania, The Netherlands and Thailand.