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

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Pantalones rojos

En un valle en medio de la sierra de los Cuchumatanes, también conocidos como los Andes centroamericanos, nos encontramos con el curioso pueblo de Todos Santos Cuchumatán, que fue fundado como encomienda en 1528 y se sitúa a 2500m de altitud. On a valley in the middle of the Cuchumatanes, the Central American Andes, one … Continue reading Pantalones rojos

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

Voluntariado en el Ixcán, Guatemala

El curso de Música en ‘La Casa de la Esperanza’ acabó en junio. Aunque enseñar música no era la única tarea que yo llevaba a cabo en el Instituto, es cierto que era la principal. Por ello, acabado el plan de junio, decidí embarcarme en una nueva aventura educativa y social. Gracias al apoyo de … Continue reading Voluntariado en el Ixcán, Guatemala

El Caribe Hondureño y los Garífunas

‘Honduras es muy peligroso’, decían. ‘Os van a secuestrar las maras’, nos advertían. ‘Encantado de haberos conocido’, se despidieron. ¿Sabéis cuál fue el gran error que estas personas cometieron al hacer tales afirmaciones? No habían visitado Honduras. Honduras is extremely dangerous’, they said. ‘You’ll get kidnapped by a mara’, they said. ‘It was nice meeting … Continue reading El Caribe Hondureño y los Garífunas

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