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Headed north on 15, sounds like you are going to Chichicastenango or Quiche.
Personaly, I would rather go up in the mountains, say the Ixil triangle, Nebaj, Cotzal, Chajul. If you have not spent time in a Mayan village, you have not visited Guatemala. The Mayan villages in the mountains are low crime areas. Chichi is for tourists. In Antigua the Maya are waiting to sell you something, in Chimaltenango there are few tourists and no one notices you, in Chajul, on the back streets, Mayan children have never seen a gringo before.

Semana Santa, the week before Easter Sunday. No one does it better than the guatemaltecas.
Mardi Grass starts in a few of days, big party somewhere or other.

My trip to Guatemala, next month will include visits to Uaxactun and some other lesser known ruins, perhaps Yaxha.

You never found a new tires? Are you on a 26er?


Tapachula border crossings are used by all the trucks on the pan american hwy. Perhaps la Mesia or Gracias a Dios would be more to your liking?

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