Yesterday our host family took Clare and me to the old Cachecol Mayan city outside of Tecpan called Iximche. It was extremely interesting learning from our host family about the specifics of each structure within the site. It was cool to stand there and imagine what the place might have looked like in its prime. […]
On Friday October 20th Matty, Tess, Claire, Sebastian, Caroline, Julia (one of our PLs), and I left Tecpan at 4am to take the long drive and then boat ride Northwest to Livingston AKA the Carribean part of Guatemala. This was planned as our trip for IST or Independent Student Travel. Claire did an amazing job of […]
The inevitability of getting severely ill while traveling finally hit me four days ago. I had a fever and extreme stomach pain suddenly at lunch after work on Thursday (October 12th). After being taken to the local clinic in Tecpan the next day it was discovered that I had amoebas aka stomach parasites. Fun! For […]
After just recovering from a bout of Strep Throat on Sunday (October 8th) I moved in with my host family in Tecpan. Mi Una Familia Nueva. My roommate for this new experience is the lovely Clare Mckenna. Our family consists of: Our mother (I have forgotten her name…oops) who is the principal of the elementary school that is […]
Thanks to my TBB pal, Gwen, who is an amazing photographer and took these.
During our first excursion on this trip the tour guide told us (in Spanish), “There are two seasons here in Guatemala: the dry season and the rainy season. Right now we are in the rainy season.” And honestly I think he meant to say the wet season. I have now grown accustomed to to the dampness […]