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

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

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

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

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

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

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

So it begins!

When you travel something you can't avoid thinking about is sharing. Everything you're learning, all the new experiences you're having, the funny anecdotes, that picture you took getting yourself covered with mud... For us, after several years living abroad and a few months travelling around Europe non stop, it was clearly something we needed. So … Continue reading So it begins!