17 kilometres (11 miles) from Xela is the town of San Francisco el Alto. A short 30 minutes (or so) by “chicken bus” and you will find yourself at one of the largest markets in Guatemala and one that has everything from intricately woven textiles to livestock. While you’re in Xela, the San Fransisco market is the perfect place to visit for a day trip, to buy gifts for the people back home, such as hand made candles or colorful table linens. Then again, if you need to pick up a cow, sheep or goat, you’re also in the right place!!
About New Editor:
Luna McCarthy is a published photographer/author currently based in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. After working in the corporate world for many years and living in various parts of the world, she knew that when she came to Xela, it felt like “home”. Her photographic style is to “catch the moments” of everyday, the moments that you want to carry with you for a long time. You can see more photos and read Luna’s blog about living in Xela at: LarisaWakeningJourney.Blogspot.com