Las niñas sonrientes de Santa Rosa de Copán

Let me explain the situation: it is the end of October 2017. We have bought our flights home, so we know exactly how much time we have in Central America, and it’s not a lot. And we have three countries left to explore. Sounds like a challenge, doesn’t it? Para finales de octubre de 2017 … Continue reading Las niñas sonrientes de Santa Rosa de Copán

The Nicaraguan Pacific: A Turtle Paradise

Hi there! This is a bit of a different post - we will tell you about everything we learnt at the gorgeous beach of La Flor (Nicaragua's Pacific Coast) because we need to share all we know about sea turtles, fascinating animals who endure a life full of dangers and risks; we believe raising awareness … Continue reading The Nicaraguan Pacific: A Turtle Paradise

San Juan Ixcoy: lucha y amor indígena

We made loads of friends in Pueblo Nuevo. We got along with our students, with the family that hosted us, with the families that fed us… But there was one person who not only helped us around as much as he could but also changed the way we were starting to see teachers in Guatemala. … Continue reading San Juan Ixcoy: lucha y amor indígena

Six cool things we did in Pueblo Nuevo

After our little adventure in Huehuetenango and Cobán we were back to work in one of the biggest villages in Ixcán. Most of the villages we had been in so far were really small, no more than a few hundred people, so it made a difference to get to Pueblo Nuevo. The population was around … Continue reading Six cool things we did in Pueblo Nuevo

La tierra de la paz: Cobán, Guatemala

The newspapers had been talking about the upcoming fair in Cobán, Alta Verapaz. We had barely been in that department and I’d heard the town was pretty, so we took it as a chance to stop there for a couple of days and get to know it. Ya hacía días que habíamos leído en algún … Continue reading La tierra de la paz: Cobán, Guatemala

Exploring Huehuetenango

When we got to Huehue we knew one thing: we had a place to stay overnight thanks to Couchsurfing. That was all. We didn’t know how much time we’d stay there or what we would see around there. We had actually just come as a step towards the border, as we needed to stamp our … Continue reading Exploring Huehuetenango

Jolobob: Days with a Maya Family

Una de mis cosas favoritas de trabajar en una escuela son los continuos abrazos. Yo creo que será por su edad, o por nuestra actitud, o quién sabe, la cuestión es que a los niños les encanta abrazar a los voluntarios. Qué poco me costó acostumbrarme a tener siempre un brazo encima de los hombros … Continue reading Jolobob: Days with a Maya Family

Las Lagunas de Montebello y las ruinas de Chinkultic

After a great day at Cascadas del Chiflón, we were thinking about packing and leaving for Guatemala the very next day at dawn. However, Paulina, who had been working all week, told us she would be free for the weekend and felt like doing something nice with her family. The Montebello lakes seemed like the … Continue reading Las Lagunas de Montebello y las ruinas de Chinkultic

Camino a la frontera: Comitán y sus alrededores

During our last days in San Cristóbal, as we were already planning to spend Easter in Guatemala, we kept looking at this point in the map and considering a necessary step before crossing the border. Comitán. It was not far from Sancris, just about 100 km, so on our last day in the town we … Continue reading Camino a la frontera: Comitán y sus alrededores

Wonderful Waterfalls in Chiapas II: Agua Azul

We knew that it would be impossible for us to visit Agua Azul ("blue water") before leaving Palenque, because they were too far out of the city and we were running out of time. We said good bye to Ale and headed to the petrol station, where a very special boy we'd met the day … Continue reading Wonderful Waterfalls in Chiapas II: Agua Azul