Posts filed under: Travel Diaries

Image: A group of midwives we met at the PIES de Occidente office. diez nueve (el martes, el catorse de febrero) It is February 14 – Valentine’s Day: Die de la Amistad and we have a special ceremony with Mayan...
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dieciocho dia (el lunes, el trese de febrero) Our first full day in Quetzaltenango, also known as Xela, and I feel at home, in a way. We start the morning with 7 C and the day time high is 17...
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dieciseite dia (el domingo, el doce de febrero) It’s the last morning in Antigua and I am awakened by vendors yelling at 5 am. I puzzle what they might be selling so early and remember our hotel is a block...
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Night walking in Antigua, Guatemala diez y seis dia (el sabado, el once de febrero) A cool morning in Tikal reminds me of home. 14 C to start the day when it was 30 C just a day ago can...
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quince dia (el viernes, el diez de febrero) Another early morning start to continue our travels. We reached Las Flores International Airport and check in our bags. We go through a detailed baggage check to ensure we’re not removing any...
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Image: View from the top of Temple 216 at Yaxha catorse dia (jueves, el nueve de febrero) After a couple of days, I have a morning to myself. Yoga at 5:45 am in the dark in our hotel room, so...
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trese dia (miercoles, el ocho de febrero) Marilyn and I excitedly (read: like a bunch of teenagers, even though she is closer to my mother’s age) pool together our Spanish vocabulary to order breakfast. I had memorized frases like ‘yo...
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Image: Spanish influenced buildings on the Island of Flores doce dia (martes, el seite de febrero) 4:14 am and I pack my bags and head downstairs to meet the rest our group. My trip to Guatemala came about because Laurel...
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Image: A lone fisherman who showed up everyday in his boat on the edge of Lake Atitlan. once dia (lunes, el seis de febrero) I slept through all the alarms and missed my last chance to mention roosters because I...
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DIez dia (el domingo, el cinco de febrero) I woke up to church bells at 4:55 am after getting to bed before 9 pm last night. The first alarm was followed by three other sets of church bells from different directions....
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