La Técnica: la puerta hacia el ‘sueño americano’

Hace meses escribimos una entrada sobre nuestra estancia en Palenque. Además de hablar del sitio arqueológico, el cual nos pareció una pasada, quisimos resaltar nuestra visita a un albergue para migrantes, personas que intentan llegar ilegalmente a los EEUU. Aquel albergue nos impactó muchísimo, no conocíamos nada de esa realidad y fue como si nos … Continue reading La Técnica: la puerta hacia el ‘sueño americano’

Xelajú: revolución e independencia

https://youtu.be/7uyozvl957Y Si había dos cosas que nos quedamos con ganas de hacer en Xela fueron las siguientes: Subir al mirador y salir de fiesta. Two things we hadn't done on our previous visit to Xela and we wanted to do this time around were getting to the famous viewpoint and going out at night. Por … Continue reading Xelajú: revolución e independencia

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

Pacific Coast Saunter

After a couple of days resting with some of the other volunteers, we all decided to try light travel and let fate determine our future, so we packed whatever we thought we were going to need and flew away. We didn't know where we were heading to, but one thing was clear: we weren't going … Continue reading Pacific Coast Saunter

Canyons, crocodiles and arabesque fountains in Chiapas

Después de haber vivido en una habitación con vistas a uno de los fiordos más espectaculares de Noruega, muchos pensaran que era difícil encontrar un lugar en México que nos encogiera el corazón de forma similar. Están muy equivocados. After living in a house with views over one of the most spectacular Norwegian fjords, some … Continue reading Canyons, crocodiles and arabesque fountains in Chiapas

Seis cosas maravillosas que hacer en San Cristóbal de las Casas

Cuando viajas ofreciendo tu trabajo a cambio de alojamiento, siempre llegas a conocer de forma muy diferente aquellos lugares turísticos que, durante un viaje normal, te acabarían hastiando. Así nos ocurrió con la maravillosa San Cristóbal de las Casas, una ciudad mágica que, por desgracia, ha sido tomada por los pi-hippies californianos y el turismo … Continue reading Seis cosas maravillosas que hacer en San Cristóbal de las Casas

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

Wonderful Waterfalls in Chiapas I: Roberto Barrios

Our initial plan was staying in Palenque for a relatively short time, just enough to see the town and the ruins. However, we found out there were at least two waterfalls near Palenque that we could visit. Apparently, the most impressive ones were Agua Azul ("blue water"), but they were quite touristy and very far … Continue reading Wonderful Waterfalls in Chiapas I: Roberto Barrios

Palenque, más que un lugar de paso

We already wrote about how our school works: the kids are there for two weeks of intensive studies (that's what we call a "plan") and then work at their homes for another two weeks. March had the longest plan, it was 3 weeks long because otherwise Easter would catch the kids at school, so we … Continue reading Palenque, más que un lugar de paso