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Living & working in Guatemala

Whew how the months fly! I moved to Guatemala in February to work for a social enterprise, Hiptipico. It was a nerve-wracking, thrilling experience to move to Latin America, especially because my Spanish is nada and I really didn’t know much about Guatemala prior to moving here. 782 more words


My Little Roommates

One thing about living in Guatemala is that, even though I live alone, I’m not really alone. There’s always some sort of living thing walking or flying around. 1,065 more words


Where did all the Mayans Go? Lake Atitlan

We did a day trip from Antigua to Lago de Atitlán. The bus dropped us off at Panajachel but we did the villages around the lake first before coming back to do that last. 512 more words

Time Travel Guatemala 1977: Xela and Antigua, all too Chichi …

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February 1977


If you gotta’ get away from la dolce vita at Panajachel, then Chichicastenango is where you start.  It’s accessible by an easy day-trip from Panajachel, sardine express, or you can stay here—alone.  794 more words

Time Travel 1977 Panajachel, Guatemala: Life Sweet, Whiskey Sour...

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If the drive from Guat City into the highlands is exhilarating, then the drive down to Lake Atitlan is nothing but spectacular.  Imagine a mile-high lake ringed by three volcanoes and a dozen Indian villages with some of the most colorfully dressed people you could ever imagine.  800 more words


Where now? Teaching in Panajachel!

I was in Santa Cruz for 6 weeks, volunteering at an amazing hostel/hotel. I was very grateful to not have wifi but, at the same time, my blogging really suffered. 1,134 more words

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