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Holy Week in Guatemala

Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | Views [603]

I spent last week (Holy Week) observing the processions that are so prominent in Guatemala City the week before Easter. I didn't get to write about it so much, but I have these photos as a sort of photo-journal, with fun & interesting captions.... Read more >

leaving Chimiya with a bang

Saturday, 23 Jun 2007 | Views [1445]

On my last night in Comalapa we ended up singing and eating and playing with hot coals around the fire, when at about 11:00pm a couple of gun shots rang out from behind where we were all sitting. Though this quieted us, we returned to normal festejar-... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Gallery: Guatemala II

Saturday, 23 Jun 2007 | Photo Gallery

second trip sola en Guate
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freezing showers and earthquakes

Friday, 15 Jun 2007 | Views [529]

So Tuesday I decided it was finally a good time to shower. Apparently, 9:00am is prime shower time as the water in the solar power shower is just warming to a comfortable temperature but has not yet hit the scalding temperatures it can reach if you ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

humble ode to my beloved chicken buses

Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 | Views [5731]

The current exchange rate is about 1 US Dollar = 7.79740 Guatemalan Quetzales, putting my 12Q chicken bus ride to from Guatemala City to Comalapa at just over $1.50. It is in these cheap, two hour time-frames that I remember so well why I love Guatemala.... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles

climbing on glass

Thursday, 31 May 2007 | Views [2546]

As has been anticipated for a year now, I finally climbed Pacaya, the still-active volcano that promises visitors a good hike and a close adventure with lava. Our climb up was eventful with kids on horses calling "taxi, taxi" for those who ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

continually adventuring

Monday, 28 May 2007 | Views [473]

So we ended back up at Semuc Champay, the beautiful pristine turquoise blue-green natural pools that sit above rapids that crash into the cave below (you know, THAT semuc champay:D) and had adventures completely different than the ones I had last year.... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

first adventures [2007 Guate trip]

Wednesday, 23 May 2007 | Views [421]

Within the past two days I have gotten a new phone, Erin and I have made it from the capitol to Comalapa, sang late into the night to a campfire we had cooked our chicken on (with Cat and Mateo of course) and today's big adventure was getting from Guatemala ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Gallery: Guate-amala

Monday, 7 Aug 2006 | Photo Gallery

first trip sola to Guatemala
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summary of my Guatemala trip [for newsletter]

Monday, 7 Aug 2006 | Views [635]

Two Months of Moments To start off in describing my two month experience in Guatemala, I must relate my latest “Guatemalan moment” that occurred about a week ago. Mateo and I were working on the chicken coop when three indigenous women came by to ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

adios Guate!

Monday, 7 Aug 2006 | Views [523]

My feet hurt so badly... Cat's birthday is today, but we celebrated it Saturday with a bunch of her friends in Poaquil, a little city that's 11.5 kilometers from Comalapa. Mateo decides that instead of taking the hour and a half bus ride and going ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

riding the chicken buses horizontally

Sunday, 16 Jul 2006 | Views [1566]

As if our chicken bus rides have not been interesting enough, yesterday provided the ultimate of the ultimate of my chicken bus experiences. We, Lucy and Jessica (some ladies from California that I traveled with)and myself, had just spent 6 hours ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

wow...I am so cool!

Thursday, 6 Jul 2006 | Views [466]

Today I just got back from a two day trip, hiking up a volcano that also holds the title as the highest point in Central America, Tajumulco! On Wednesday we left at 6am and started our climb around 10. It took us until 4pm to get to the site where ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Oh the adventures we've had--part 2

Sunday, 2 Jul 2006 | Views [387]

... We finally arrived in Flores and went onto Tikal, putting our travel time to a slightly less impressive time of 6 1/2 hours. We ended up staying on the campgrounds in hammocks...ADVENTURE #7. Our hammocks were arranged as such that we were under ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Oh the adventures we've had--part 1

Saturday, 1 Jul 2006 | Views [422]

It has been quite a busy week for Amelia and I adventurewise and travelwise. On Tuesday the 27th we bid farewell to Chimiyá and caught the 8:00 chicken bus to go to Guatemala City. Chicken buses=old, schoolbus vehicles that fit as many people ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

goats are the stupidest animals alive

Sunday, 25 Jun 2006 | Views [1252]

Just so we stay on our toes at Chimiyá, the goats we have recently purchased have taken to trying to kill themselves on a daily basis. Be it jumping through barb-wired fences to eat the neighbor´s crops, running away from home, or more creativly ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

ahh Comalapa

Tuesday, 20 Jun 2006 | Views [767]

One comical story to start out...yesterday Amelia, Kat, and I were planting trees/talking and a bunch of indigenous peeps were coming to the park and we ended up talking to one woman in particular who was interested in what we were doing.  We tried ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

how the Guate trip is coming

Friday, 16 Jun 2006 | Views [522]

It has been quite an adventurous week here Guatemala! I spent the first week with family and such, running all around Guatemala City, going to concerts, and traveling around a tiny bit. Sunday, the 12th, we went to the beach and had a lot ... Read more >

Tags: Work



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