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Photos: Project in Santa Maria

Sunday, 8 Sep 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Antigua and surrounding area.

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Photos: Tajumulco trip

Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Pacaya Volcano

Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: San Mateo Project

Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | Photo Gallery

Pictures of my first construction project
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Aug 5-30th General developments

Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | Views [258]

I will cover August at once, simply because my studying for my distance course leaves me with less time to write and because the whole month has similar themes spanning it. A lot of progress has occurred over the 2 weeks. While volunteers like, along ... Read more >


Livingston

Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | Views [406]

I had known since visiting Monterrico that I would need to visit the other coast of Guatemala just for comparison, also becuase it is black sand versus white at the two coasts. My Moon travel guide book, which I have become more reliant on for information ... Read more >


General developments July 29th-Aug 2nd

Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | Views [339]

This week was reminiscent of my earlier weeks in Guatemala, few volunteers with a more relaxed atmosphere. It was just me, Greg and Tom most days while Friday was only me and Freddy. Due to my continuing improvement in spanish and an atmosphere of mutual ... Read more >


Casa Shekina

Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | Views [2472]

I have recently realised that my blog still lacks a post dedicated to a place which is, for all intents and purposes my home while I'm in Guatemala. This is Casa Sekina with which I cannot say I spent my best moments here but nevertheless deserves a ... Read more >


July 22-26 General developments

Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | Views [343]

First week of my second project. Early Monday morning I made my way to the Maximo Nivel office to be greeted by Victor, one of the field managers. Victor explained to us in an excited tone that we were to be working in a town called Santa Maria on the ... Read more >


Monterrico

Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 | Views [587]

Monterrico is a town on the coast of the Atlantic coast with black sand. That is as much as I knew before I decided to head over there for the weekend immediately following the conclusion of the San Mateo construction project. I had images of hammocks, ... Read more >


General developments July 14-19

Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | Views [329]

This week was the last in San Mateo. A project that has lasted 6 weeks, the goal of which was the completion of a wall on the third floor of Provecenh, an place for kids to receive tutoring after regular school hours and instruction in IT and agriculture ... Read more >


July 9-12 General developments

Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | Views [242]

This week has been somewhat made shorter by my absence on Monday. Arriving to Maximo Nivel on Tuesday I was greeted by Mariella who very sweetly told me that I was missed. For the first time since starting my placement, Freddy left on his own without ... Read more >


Tajumulco Volcano

Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | Views [1325]

Tajumulco is an extinct volcano and the highest point in all of Central America. These two facts were enough to entice me to climb and for the desire to become overwhelming. This became especially pressing following my failure to successfully arrange ... Read more >


Weekly volunteer progress report July 1-4

Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | Views [361]

Monday may perhaps be the last day at which the number of volunteers was restricted to a small number, 4 with the arrival of one new volunteer, Mariella. The first 2 hours were rather slow as Juan Jose took both Mariella and Rachel for what turned out ... Read more >


Volunteers-people, stories and other funny things

Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | Views [529]

This post will be intended for all the funny stories, explanations of Guatemalan society derived from various conversations, descriptions of other volunteers will be placed. This post is likely to be updated frequently, and will probably end up being ... Read more >


Pacaya Volcano

Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | Views [473]

A big part of volunteer life in Guatemala involves trips; weekend tips, day trips, night trips. Many of the larger trips that are available often take up most of the weekend and require transportation back during a week day. This of course would involve ... Read more >


Weekly volunteer progress report Jun 24-28

Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | Views [410]

Having figured that due to my presence in Guatemala being for many more weeks and me wanting to record all the different activities that I do at my placement, I have decided to keep updating weekly all the goings on, to make sure nothing significant ... Read more >


Typical week day

Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | Views [395]

A very important part of all of my days on weekdays is my 4 hour volunteer placement. Despite the fact that I have to wake up at 6 each morning, precluding me from going out at night, it is always an easy choice to prefer my volunteer placement over ... Read more >


Photos: Semuc Champey

Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | Photo Gallery

Photos from my trip to Semuc Champey
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