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... search for body contact. It was really a nice experience to talk to them and see them just being children apart from their existence at the dump. Another part of our activities was sorting out and packing school utensils for selected children (again those with financial help from their sponsors), so that they can have all they need on their first day at school.
Our other main activity at "Potter's House" included making home visits. The organization tries to ...
... It used to be the capital of Guatemala, until they moved it to Guatemala City because there were too many earthquakes. It's surrounded by volcanoes, and one of them is still very active, it erupts 3 times a year. I'll attach some photos of the place in this entry too.
Learning the language has been tough. I was kind of expecting to be fluent after a couple of days, but that appears to have been optimistic. Both Mel and I have had some very frustrating days, not feeling like we ...
... to wash our mouths out with peroxide as it will clean our gums... He then gave us a brief look at some old school machinery, and how they sort the nuts... A bit of an after thought really. A very bizarre tour in the end, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. From here we headed to la Azotea cultural community, and the coffee plantation. COFFEE PLANTATION When we arrived we were about half an hour early for the next door, so spent our time in the cultural centre that was built by ...
... again it was confirmed that coffee was indeed gross. I can live with that. After that we walked over to the Mayan music museum. B couldn't resist banging every musical surface that was available. She had fun at the store and I was crazy enough to buy her some kind of noise maker. A dad in the group outlawed this instrument on the bus ...
... bus it instead. Define: Chicken bus- (Spanish: "camioneta" or "trambilla", hypercorrection of "tranvía") is a colloquial English name for a colorful, modified and decorated bus that transports goods and people between communities. They are old American school buses that have been pimped, painted, decorated and jam packed with every thing and any thing. We waddled up the Main Street with our packs on and was directed by a man running the show to sit down at the ...
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