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An Untimely Eruption: Mt Pacaya, Guatemala (Story)

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Logan Sullivan

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Volcan-NO or Volca-YES?! Climbing Pacaya

The coolest thing about Central America is that you don’t have to go very far or search very long for an extreme adventure. Take Antigua, Guatemala for example. As the colonial capital of Central America, Antigua has retained a remarkably European aesthetic and attitude. It was easily the most populated ... read more

Sophia Kwong

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Wily Coati: Being Outsmarted by Tikal Natives

The hostels in El Remate, Guatemala lack the revelry and unruly social scene you usually associate with youth hostels. The lights in the common area go out at 10, and most travelers are in their rooms by 11. Rowdy backpackers looking for a good time head to the hopping island ... read more

Sophia Kwong

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Blue Collar Salute: Mr. Guatemalan Bus Conductor Man

February 3, 2010 I often say that I love traveling, but I hate to travel. With very few exceptions, I rarely enjoy the actual process of getting from Point A to Point B, whether it is by plane, car, boat, horse, my feet, etc. If I could, I would choose ... read more

Sophia Kwong

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Volcanic Activities

I'll commence with a quick caveat: In the interest of time (which in most cases is generally not of interest to me at all), i've briefly edited my journal to post for you today. Rather than starting from scratch for a third time after losing my original journal entry, I ... read more

Logan Sullivan

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Recommendation in Antigua

 I have to give a recommendation to all you budget travelers on the Mayan trail coming through Antigua Guatemala to stay at the Casa Amarilla (Yellow House). It is called a hotel, but is really a hostel. There are individual rooms available, but most of the rooms are shared. I ... read more

Richard Sitler

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The people of Guatemala

As I was saying previously about Guatemalans: Amazing. Amazing people. Beautiful people here - I am talking about he Mayans in general. They are a warm and friendly people. They can be lively, but still seem laid back. There is something about them that is difficult to describe. Something positive ... read more

Richard Sitler

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Thoughts from Guatemala

Over the last several days I have been saving up lots of things to write about, and am only now getting time to put it all down. Continuing on my thoughts that I had time to think about as I was on busses for over six hours yesterday. I can't ... read more

Richard Sitler

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Tuk Tuks: the most awesome public transportation ever!

Tuk Tuks: the most awesome public transportation ever! From the time I arrived in the Quiché District town of Uspantán I have been captivated by a certain kind of vehicles plying the calles and avenidas. Before I discuss those vehicles I must mention something that has me amazed about the ... read more

Richard Sitler

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Arrival in Guatemala

Uspantán, Guatemala —It is a beautiful Sunday morning here in the Highlands. I will write more about my locale another time. Now I want to write a little about leaving for this trip. It is hard for me to believe that I am here. Thursday I left my home in ... read more

Richard Sitler

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Feeling tremors, earthquake or not

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Stacey Brown

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180 in a day..

  it’s amazing how I went from counting the days until home...to wishing for more here. it’s amazing how life throws you curves...and you somehow learn to swerve it’s amazing how strangers can turn into family within 2 months it’s amazing how kids can melt your heart...and then steal it. it’s ... read more

Amber Callender

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life (not that I've figured it out yet...)

sometimes life takes you where you don’t want to go, destroys your comfort zone, challenges your limits, pushes you down in the dirt, and rubs mud on your face.  sometimes life is full of adventures that you think you’re not ready for, and it thrusts you into a whirlwind of ... read more

Amber Callender

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"The things I miss the most..."

 The list would be endless, and probably take me all afternoon.  The saying really is true "you don't know what you have until it's gone"  Spending the last 5 months in a third world country has really helped my eyes see life from a different perspective.  It is unbelievable the ... read more

Amber Callender

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lazy or misinformed?

      I stared at her, as she continued to insist that I answer her question.  Of course I wasn't going to tell her the answer...the fact that the prof wasn't in the room, didn't change the fact that it was a quiz.  And then, like a "good" little girl, ... read more

Amber Callender

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you mean this is the pig's fault?

They run around everywhere...fat ones, skinny ones, old ones, newborns...from rolling in the mud to eating garbage, the pigs in guatemala run rampid.  So does that mean that the potential risk for swine flu is increased by about a million and two?  Hmmm...then why does Mexico seem to be the ... read more

Amber Callender

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progress: the only way is one step at a time...

As the days continue to melt away in the scorching Guatemalan sun, I wonder what the next 2 months will bring.  Time is strange; how it can twist 4 months into a meshed memory, and at the same time stretch it out for a lifetime.  Today, I am officially 2/3 ... read more

Amber Callender

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God's sense of humor...or redemptive ways..

 The people started burning their fields on sunday.  This is apparently beneficial for their crop-growing process, but it can also be very dangerous.  More than a few people should go out at a time to ensure that they can keep the fire under control.  If a fire were to get ... read more

Amber Callender

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frustration can lead to one of two things...

...it can either lead to extra motivation to persevere, or it can lead to a lack of confidence which will eventually lead to failure...I'm choosing the first, more positive track...and pushing on.  thanks for all the encouragement through letters, and emails--it means a lot! So I know I haven't written in ... read more

Amber Callender

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Harmless Child's Play?

 For language pairs tonight we played different group games -dinamicas- with the kids and it was super fun!  We first played a hand game which is kinda like “down by the banks,” but when the song stops you have to kiss someone if it lands on you.  The song was: ... read more

Amber Callender

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