A Chicken Bus Journey to Mazatenango, Guatemala

What is Mazatenango? I wasn’t sure until I arrived via chicken bus about 2 weeks ago. When I told locals in Antigua that I was going to live in Mazate, they laughed. “HACE CALOR!” I was warned numerous times how hot it is and there are no other gringos. Perfect. Right when it starts to get cold in Chicago, I can bake in the heat. My first winter out of the Midwest!!! Antigua was perfect, but the town is made up of tourists and expats. I needed to get out before I decided to never leave. Continue reading