Villa Santa Catarina
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... hugs. We were standing beside the bus and she came over and gave everyone multiple hugs, until we retreated back inside the bus! There is a section of "no mans land" in between Mexico and Guatemala, which we drove through then the bus dropped us off at 12:10 just before the Guatemalan border and we took all our stuff ready to cross. Dylan had some leftover steak from his meal last night which he gave to a skinny puppy here who was so excited! Rafael ...
... on the garment or the item they are making and we are especially impressed by the fact that it's all hand made. Directly across from San Juan is a sacred mountain for the people of this village. The mountain it called the Mayan Face or Indian Nose since it looks like a face. At first it was difficult for us to make out the face, but after we saw a local artist's painting of it, the face became very obvious.
Our final stop (thankfully) was San Pedro, ...
... parents and families by providing them with access to adult literacy and social entrepreneurship programs. It is an amazingly comprehensive program started by an inspiring young woman, Hanley Denning who came to Guatemala to learn Spanish, saw a need and took action.
We were outside talking to one of the ...
... the group having their big meeting and one directed us to bathrooms behind the school, but they were all locked. So, we walked by some of the homes and in Spanish, a girl asked some people if we could use their homes, but nobody responded. Finally, a man did understand Spanish and said they don't have toilets or running water, but we were welcome to go behind the trees in his backyard. Again, more memories of our transport in parts of Asia. When you got to go, you got to ...
... rice, and dressed us up in traditional Kakchiquel outfits. The kids were really sweet and we had fun playing soccer with 6 year-old Danielito.
On the way to their home, up a steep hill and a lot of stairs, Marcella insisted on carrying my suitcase on top of her head! I felt even worse later that evening when I found out she is 5-months pregnant!