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Sweet Home Guatemala My experience volunteering and reporting in Antigua -Guatemala.

Epilogue: Hello

GUATEMALA | Sunday, 31 May 2009 | Views [857]

Today will be a day of airports and planes. First City of Guatemala, then Panama and finally Santiago of Chile. I try to turn it into a day of conclusions. I remember the kids and the classes, the stove, the interviews, all the people that I met and ... Read more >


GUATEMALA | Saturday, 30 May 2009 | Views [1254]

The Pacaya Volcano is still active. The hot lava burns the shoes, a wrong movement can provoke tragic consequences and I am going to visit it today. Volcanoes are like a story, the beginning tries to attract, is where it has more stops, the guide ... Read more >


GUATEMALA | Friday, 29 May 2009 | Views [2906]

The piñata is the sign and the children of the school know it. Today is the birthday party of all who were born in may. Every child receives sweets and the birthday kids receive gifts, while they wait sitting in circle for his turn to strike the ... Read more >


GUATEMALA | Thursday, 28 May 2009 | Views [983]

With the stove finished today I will work on my documentary and take pictures of the community. I see the row of children who wait in the door to go inside the school, they play with the teachers and ask me when I will return to teach them, I promise ... Read more >

The Stove

GUATEMALA | Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | Views [1062] | Comments [1]

Today we finished the stove, earlier than I thought. Carolina did it possible, because today the Manchester United and Barcelona play the final of the Champions League. She is a football fan and she explains to me that in the community they are ... Read more >

A bit of music

GUATEMALA | Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | Views [1232]

The stoves like the one we are building with Carolina, have a chimney that canalize the exit of smoke and use a small quantity of wood. We have already built the half of the stove, after the cement blocks that support it, come the bricks, I cannot ... Read more >


GUATEMALA | Monday, 25 May 2009 | Views [1060]

I am in the shuttle with other volunteers. Across the front torn glass, under the rear-view mirror adorned by a small peach of plastic, I see how we approach to San Andrés Itzapa, there appears the advertising of the candidates for mayor of 2008 election ... Read more >

The spiritual route

GUATEMALA | Sunday, 24 May 2009 | Views [2497]

Sunday is one of the most active days in Anigua, because the tourists. In the Central Park, close to the fountain that represents sirens, I meet Michael Sherer, a travel writer that lives in the city, to talk about this place he calls " the unofficial ... Read more >


GUATEMALA | Saturday, 23 May 2009 | Views [1506]

In Antigua there is a system of secondhand books that with some luck makes possible to find good books for cheap prices. The tourists leave their old books and can exchange or buy others with a discount, but it is not a requirement to be able to buy.... Read more >


GUATEMALA | Friday, 22 May 2009 | Views [1966]

Let's speak about the classroom. The desks are distributed in three rows. They are of wood and metal, painted in yellow and soft blue already peeled. Now let's speak what happens inside the room. From already I warn that it is not very different from ... Read more >

Cross the rope

GUATEMALA | Thursday, 21 May 2009 | Views [1186]

I have been going to bed early every night so I havn’t seen how is Antigua when it gets dark. I obtain a magazine for tourists with cultural panoramas and decide to see a movie at night. Before I will teach my classes as it has to be, I will speak ... Read more >


GUATEMALA | Wednesday, 20 May 2009 | Views [750]

The days have been sunny. The heat is something humid, but commfortable. They have said to me that Guatemala has the perfect weather and I am nearby to believe it. So I decide to use shorts for the first time in this trip. Beyond that a girl asked ... Read more >


GUATEMALA | Tuesday, 19 May 2009 | Views [1286]

Since ever, I have gone away to the bed so early and waked up at six o'clock in the morning as this days. I eat breakfast and go to do classes. I’ve been asked to prepare a special class on Chile in Social Sciences. I sit the children in a circle.... Read more >

The Test

GUATEMALA | Monday, 18 May 2009 | Views [1030]

I get punctually to the coffee shop, there are the other volunteers. Dom, the director of GVI in Guatemala greets me and explains to me that during the first week I will be doing classes in the community San Andrés Itzapa. One of the two communities ... Read more >

Dreaming Awake

GUATEMALA | Sunday, 17 May 2009 | Views [973]

I get up and try the electrical shower without accidents. Someone knocks my door, it is another intern of the organization. I go out with my bags. A group of volunteers of different latitudes has assembled: Canada, Japan, the United States. I join them.... Read more >

Gallery: Guatemala

CHILE | Saturday, 16 May 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Preface: Hello

GUATEMALA | Saturday, 16 May 2009 | Views [676]

I have the impression that trip beginnings are like an amorphous stage consisted of mental instantaneous photographies. In mine there is a tour of indian people that travels from Santiago of Chile to Central America in the same plane that ... Read more >

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