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

San Juan Chamula y Zinacantán

Durante nuestra estancia en San Cristóbal, una de las visitas más interesantes que hicimos fue a los pueblos mayas de San Juan Chamula y Zinacantán. Por algo menos de 20 pesos se puede agarrar un colectivo que te lleva hasta San Juan. Salen cada 15 minutos debido a que muchísimos indígenas, sobre todo de San … Continue reading San Juan Chamula y Zinacantán

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

Hik’eek

I’m not going to lie: although the days we spent at the Caribbean coast and Flores were really nice, they were nothing but a holiday. We did learn a lot but what we were actually doing was getting closer and closer to our new home: Ochoch Hik’eek, “house of hope”, where we are living and … Continue reading Hik’eek

Tikal: May the awesomeness be with you

Que Tikal es una trampa para turistas es un hecho. Uno se da cuenta de lo que nosotros bautizamos como 'tikalazo' desde el momento en que comprueba el precio de entrada al parque: Q150, o lo que es lo mismo, 20$ americanos. Teniendo en cuenta que en México el precio base es de 3.5$, duele. … Continue reading Tikal: May the awesomeness be with you

Our Magical Mexican Day

It started just like every other day in Tulum. Waking up, getting dressed, having breakfast, talking to people. The only difference was us packing our bags, as we knew we had to keep heading south if we wanted to get to Guatemala in time. Our plan was to arrive at Chetumal, by the border, where we … Continue reading Our Magical Mexican Day

Cobá

We decided to spend most of our second day in Mexico visiting Cobá and we did not regret it. To us, it was the first contact with the jungle, and not only that - the first time we got to climb a Mayan pyramid! We loved it so much we had to talk about it... … Continue reading Cobá

Central America: How and Why We Did It

Because this blog is not world famous (yet), not even famous (yet), I think that everyone will know where we are right now. If you don't, however, we're really glad to let you know that we are in a beautiful, amazing country called Guatemala. And I must say that, funnily enough, more people seem to … Continue reading Central America: How and Why We Did It