Road Trip Part 3: Guatemala – Huehuetenango to Casablanca

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I’d just finished clawing my way out of yet another crowded, congested, and confusing Central American city, woven tight with a seemingly haphazard maze of narrow, bumpy, noisy streets where cars stopped, turned, parked, and passed with no discernable attention to any sort of procedure.  I had given up on camping long ago, so each day was planned around the goal of reaching some destination with a hotel by about 4 pm.  Today’s target was Escuintla, about 40 km inland from the Pacific coast of Guatemala and roughly 140 km from the El Salvador border.  I had decided to avoid Guatemala City and take a westerly route which would take me from Guatemala directly into El Salvador instead of crossing through Honduras first. I was following the CA-1-Pan […]