Guatemala: The Beautiful

May 5th, 2014

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Guatemala is a beautiful and lovely place whether you are going as a place of tourism or if you are going to work with the young children of the isolated villages. I first was able to experience this mountainous country when I was in the 5th grade. The first place I encountered was an orphanage … Continued

From Forced Labor To The Classroom: Maria and Carmen’s Second Last Chance Guest Post by Luke Maguire Armstrong Today, everyone reading this has an opportunity to not just travel the world, but make a difference in the lives of those in need they encounter along the way. It is difficult to believe that I first … Continued

“First the earth was created, the mountains and the valleys. The waterways were divided, their branches coursing among the mountains. Thus the waters were divided, revealing the great mountains. For thus was the creation of the earth, created then by Heart of Sky and Heart of Earth, as they are called. They were the first … Continued

The River Cave Expedition is the first of series of expeditions we went on together with our friends, the Friendship crew and the Czechs, on the north and west shores of Lago Izabal, Guatemala’s biggest lake where we sailed together for two weeks. The members of the River Cave Expedition include four adults, one teenager, … Continued

“You are my problem trekker,” smirked Lukas in a thick Czech Republican accent. Nodding in agreement, I knew I was their quarrelsome guest. Showing up hours past the first meeting will undoubtedly put a person into that mold. It was beyond my control, due to a nice surprise from my ‘legitimate’ Mexico-to-Guatemala bus company, which … Continued