Traveling the Yucatan and Central America on $20 USD a day
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Huehuetenango

Oh, Huehue — where to begin? There is a certain allure here however difficult it may be to articulate. The sidewalks are narrow, the air stinks of exhaust fumes, the store fronts are anything but inviting and the great majority of the tramp-budget-friendly hotels are anything but comforting.

There is something to be said for a city in such disrepair with a population of over 80,000. The people here are so stoic and apathetic to the state of things, all of which makes Huehue fascinating on its own accord. But it’s certainly a challenge to see this through the thick smog and decaying infrastructure here.

It was raining buckets when we arrived and it never stopped. We spent hours searching for hotels worthy of this site and came up with nothing. We were forced to break out our own blankets and sleeping gear to avoid getting under the covers of the hotel we finally settled on. Even the locals at the bus terminal were perplexed as to why we would be staying the night in this city.

Our advice on this city is to avoid it. But if you decide to check it out and happen to find something tramp-worthy, let us know about it.

 

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