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Travel Blogs from Panajachel
... these communities. Mayan families rely on sponsors (mainly from the US) to support these families and to fund a variety of community development projects.
We both stepped into different daily work roles within the organisation. Mary spent her time completing workshops to 'la mujers’ (the women) in the community and educating them about pregnancy and maternal health. She quickly became a cult figure around town with women regularly coming ...
Unfortunately the view was
sometimes hard to see due to the overwhelming amount of army graduates
converging at the top. Our guide was not impressed, to the point he had
numerous words with them....These army dudes are not liked here as much
as in South America.
Once the sun was fully up and we could
no longer bear the chill in the air we started our descent, deciding to
take the three hour walk back to ...
... We left the lake early to get a shuttle bus back to Antigua for 1 night, again staying at Camino Real - it is an exceptional hotel. We sunbathed for an hour before the rain came. We borrowed a hotel umbrella and set off to a bar. We went to Monoloco (crazy monkey) for happy hour and we were stranded there due to torrential rain for about 3 hours! In the end the rain eased and we dashed back to the hotel. The next morning we got a shuttle to Coban. We were first to ...
... generation, but is still prevalent in the community today.
From the school we took a tuk tuk to a nearby bridge located at the foot of what seemed to be a small mountain. We hiked up for 30 minutes which was not too strenuous but a little hot in our "business casual" clothes. “Estoy sudando!” (I am sweaty!)
We arrived in a small village called Terra Linde up in the mountain range. The quality of the ...
... children going to school and doing their homework, mum and dad going out to work in the morning and coming back at 6... It's been easy to settle in. The biggest challenge, however, has been trying to speak Spanish round the dinner table. Sarah has had two extra weeks of Spanish on me, and is super good at talking and understanding. I've been hoping my AS level French will be a decent stepping stone for catching up with her in the next few weeks, but I haven't managed it ...