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Trip: Guatemala

There are [10] stories from my trip: Guatemala

Gallery: Guate-amala

GUATEMALA | Monday, 7 Aug 2006 | Photo Gallery

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

GUATEMALA | 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!

GUATEMALA | 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

GUATEMALA | Sunday, 16 Jul 2006 | Views [1565]

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 >

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wow...I am so cool!

GUATEMALA | 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

GUATEMALA | 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

GUATEMALA | Saturday, 1 Jul 2006 | Views [421]

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

GUATEMALA | 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 >

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ahh Comalapa

GUATEMALA | 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

GUATEMALA | 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