Guatemala: Spring Break 2014

Posted on Jun 1, 2014 in Adventures, Blog, Guatemala, Photos, Travel
Guatemala: Spring Break 2014

I wanted to go back to Samox San Lucas one last time,  before I transitioned out of the organization, and also to support our projects there. Here’s a selection of photos that I took while I was there.

Guatemala Days 14-17, May 18th-21st

Posted on Aug 10, 2013 in Guatemala, Photos, Travel
Guatemala Days 14-17, May 18th-21st

Day 14: Our last day in Samox, and we spent it mostly with Doña Olivia’s family watching a four-town soccer tournament. And boy, do they take their soccer seriously.We said our reluctant goodbyes to our friends, and of course, posed for some necessary photos with our host family and our various excellent Samox tour guides. Day […]

Guatemala Days 10-13, May 14th-17th

Posted on Aug 10, 2013 in Guatemala, Photos, Travel
Guatemala Days 10-13, May 14th-17th

Day 10: The students had fun sticking post-it notes on various body parts of their visiting teachers. Later in the day, we sat by the side of the main road, and the children taught us the names of body parts in Q’eqchi’. Quid pro quo. Day 11: Red light, green light proved to be an immensely […]

Guatemala Days 6-9, May 10th-13th

Posted on Aug 10, 2013 in Guatemala, Photos, Travel
Guatemala Days 6-9, May 10th-13th

Day 6: We began our weekend in Cobán, and the shower with running water felt so good. We explored the markets, and found our favorite electronics store in all of Guatemala: “La Fuente”. It is a savior for our solar lights project. Day 7: Our visits to La Fuente today were frequent enough that the mustachioed man behind […]

Guatemala – Days 4-5, May 8th-9th

Posted on Aug 10, 2013 in Guatemala, Photos, Travel
Guatemala – Days 4-5, May 8th-9th

Day 4: Second day of English and After school camps The elementary students learned some key emotions in English, like happy, sad, tired, and angry, while we learned what it was like to slowly melt in a combination of constant direct sunlight and high humidity.     Day 5: Mother’s Day Celebration In lieu of […]

Guatemala – Day 3, May 7th

Posted on Aug 9, 2013 in Guatemala, Photos, Travel
Guatemala – Day 3, May 7th

Day 3: First day of English and After school camps 6:45 AM wake-up to the sweet, sweet sounds of dog and rooster choirs battling one another, and by 8 AM we were on our way to the elementary school  for our first English lessons. The students learned colors, our names, and very possibly saw a […]

Guatemala – Day 2, May 6th

Posted on Aug 9, 2013 in Guatemala, Photos, Travel
Guatemala – Day 2, May 6th

Day 2: Antigua to Cobán to Samox San Lucas The drive was supposed to take 6 hours, but after the van…lost some parts, we were delayed a couple of hours. The only way I could deal with the stagnant heat was to sleep. When daylight was beginning to dim, we reached Samox, and had our […]

Guatemala – Day 1, May 5th

Posted on Jul 24, 2013 in Guatemala, Photos, Travel
Guatemala – Day 1, May 5th

  Key information about the trip: May 5th – May 21st traveled with two other people in my student org (Sa Nimá Collaborative) four stops: G-City (passing through), Antigua, Cobán, Samox San Lucas (rural, not on a map) two projects: education and engineering (I’m officially on engineering) In-country NGO partner: CasaSito It was hot & humid. […]