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San Andres & Volunteer Peten

Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | Views [1677] | Comments [2]

I’ve arrived in Flores, in the province of Peten on Monday night.  The flight was short and there were not many passengers on this twin propeller plane.  Luis who works for the program (Volunteer Peten) picked me up from the airport.  I was anxious during ... Read more >

Gallery: Volunteering at San Andres, Peten

Monday, 13 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Weekend trip to Tikal

Sunday, 12 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Estufas Part 2

Tuesday, 7 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery

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The Palm Sunday Processions & Liquid Hot Magma

Sunday, 5 Apr 2009 | Views [610] | Comments [1]

Jen and I got up early to make sure we will make the 6am pickup but the shuttle somehow did not see us sitting on the sidewalk waiting (as if we blend right in with the rest of the Guatemalans on the street) so we have decided to go on the 2pm tour. ... Read more >

Arriving at Antigua

Sunday, 5 Apr 2009 | Views [412]

I’m glad that Jen from school also wanted to go to Antigua even though she would go again the following week for Good Friday. Next week is Semana Santa (Holy Week) but even this weekend there would be much celebration activities on the street we heard.... Read more >

Tags: antigua, bus annoyance

Gallery: Various for last week in Xela

Saturday, 4 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Last week in Xela

Saturday, 4 Apr 2009 | Views [593]

After coming back from San Pedro and Lake Atitlan, my final week (week #3) at Pop Wuj Spanish School in Xela went by incredibly quickly. On Wednesday we went back to finish the stove. This time we have 3 guys and 3 girls volunteering. I can understand ... Read more >

Gallery: Antigua & Volcan Picaya

Saturday, 4 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery

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San Pedro & Lake Atitlan

Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | Views [1111] | Comments [2]

Last weekend I had a nice get-a-way with some schoolmates to San Pedro, a lakeside town at Lake Atitlan.  It was great!!  Check out the pictures.  We had a total of 8 (2 guys & 6 girls) and Rick headed there on Friday night and got us rooms at a ... Read more >

Gallery: San Pedro y Lago Atitlan

Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Building "Estufas"

Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | Views [461] | Comments [1]

This week has been a busy week.  On Wednesday there was the Proyeto Estufas (Stoves Project) and on Thusday there was a visit to the Guarderia (Day Care Center).  They are both on-going projects that our school have where students can just sign up to ... Read more >

Gallery: The Guarderia (day care center)

Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery

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The best Hot Springs I've ever been to...

Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | Views [1557] | Comments [1]

Last Sunday I went to this hot springs called "Fuente Georginas" which is about 40 min from Xela with two of my female schoolmates, Jen and Susan.  There is a daily shuttle by a local tour operator which costs Q.50 and then the entrance fee ... Read more >

Gallery: The Stove Project - Day 1

Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Fuentes Georgina Hot Springs

Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Hiking trip to Volcano & Lake Chicabal

Sunday, 22 Mar 2009 | Views [1106] | Comments [4]

This Saturday I went with a group from school to hike the volcano and lake Chicabal.  No sleeping in for me unfortunately as we had to meet in front of the school at 7am.  This time we caught a mini-bus.  Like the bigger buses, there is always what I ... Read more >

Tags: lake chicabal, study group

Gallery: Volcan y Laguna Chicabal

Sunday, 22 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Soccer game and the Market

Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | Views [585] | Comments [1] | Video

Today is Day 5 at Xela and I already had taken 2 trips to nearby towns.  On Wed, I went with my teacher Mynor and 3 other students to San Marcos for a soccer (or futbol) match.  We took a bus and it took probably an hour to get there.  Mynor is from ... Read more >

Tags: san francisco, san marcos

My School and Homestay

Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | Views [502]

Monday was my first day at school.  Here the spanish teaching is being offered as one-on-one, so I have my own teacher.  His name is Mynor and he's very cool.  We wasted no time and dove right into el espanol!  My class is from 8am to 1pm with a break ... Read more >

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