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

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Un día entre guerrilleras

Una de las cosas más fascinantes en la historia de Centroamérica fue (y es) la rebelión de sus pueblos frente al imperialismo americano. Desde nuestra llegada a Guatemala pusimos muchísimo énfasis en aprender sobre la Guerra Civil que enfrentó al país durante treinta y seis años, y que dejó la friolera de 200000 muertos y … Continue reading Un día entre guerrilleras

Colores, pureza y sincretismo

Si hay algo que siempre me ha flipado muchísimo, me fascina y codifica gran parte de mis viajes, son los templos religiosos. Criado con el programa de Peridis: ‘Las claves del Románico’, al cual llegué a agarrar bastante manía, desde pequeñito me enseñaron (al principio sólo lo intentaron) a valorar estos centros de espiritualidad y … Continue reading Colores, pureza y sincretismo

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

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