Imagine constantly listening to cars, whistles, and music.

That’s what we have been experiencing during our time in Xela.

Outside of our tranquil hostel, it is difficult not to be overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of the city. Meanwhile, behind the doors of Casa Seibel, you can hear the timeless classic, “Yeah!” by Usher and “Amber” by 311 playing, accompanied by laughter, stories, and the sounds of discomfort as a result of group plank sessions.

Currently, the country of Guatemala is celebrating its independence with the sounds of music, fireworks, and constant chatter; we could not have chosen a more perfect time to arrive and we look forward to the adventures that await us.

Hasta luego!