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

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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

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

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

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