After nearly two months in Guatemala it was time to move on to Mexico and the Mayan trail. We woke up early on Tuesday morning and caught a bus from Huehuetenango to the border town of La Mesilla. The scenery on this two hour trip was just as beautiful as elsewhere in Guatemala, if not more. Before long, the bus arrived and we made our way to the Guatemalan immigration office to get our exit stamp. Much to our surprise, they didn’t try to extort any money from us and quickly stamped our passports and sent us on our way.
The scenery in Guatemala’s Western Highlands seems to grow more and more beautiful as we continue to travel north towards Mexico. Following the advice from our guidebook, we sat on the right side of the camioneta for the trip from Xela to Huehuetenango. On the two hour drive, we passed through countless lush green mountain valleys and of course, the occasional Mayan pueblo. The vista at times was breathtaking. Guatemala’s Western Highlands have a beauty unlike any I have seen before.