After a year in Guatemala, I’ve got a whole lot of suggestions Continue reading Abigail’s Guide to Guatemala
As a part two to this post, I thought I’d share a few of my favorites from the past few months. Suggestions poured in after said post, which was awesome, and my mom mailed me a few books in a very heavy package. I also picked up a few when I went back home at the end of the year. The hit rate has been … Continue reading I finally have time to read…part 2
Hi there, It’s been MONTHS since I’ve posted and I’m heading to New York tomorrow to see the fam and eat lots of kale so a little reflection seems appropriate. I’ve lived in Guatemala for almost six months now and feel more comfortable every day. Here’s what’s been going on… Emma’s Visit: In late November, my friend Emma visited and it was such a gift. … Continue reading Hello, It’s Me: My First “Semester” in Guatemala
Every three months I need to leave Guatemala, not from tortilla overdoses but because of visa rules! Since I’m technically here on a tourist visa, I need a magic little stamp every 90 days and it happens to create a convenient excuse for a vacation. I traveled to San Cristobal de las Casas in the state of Chiapas last weekend with Robin, Robin, and Céline … Continue reading A Weekend in…San Cristobal de las Casas
One of the upsides of internet too slow to watch Netflix is lots of time to read. I brought a few books down with me and I’m working through them slowly, as I also try to stay current on the New Yorker, a near sisyphean task. I also got some books as gifts when my parents came down (books are the best gifts) and I love … Continue reading I finally have time to read!
Living in Santiago Atitlán and living in New York or Philadelphia are very different undertakings. Many things are a lot harder, or at the very least a lot more confusing. But there are a surprising number of things that are way easier to handle. Some of this, of course, is due to the cultural and economic privilege I have and some of it is due … Continue reading Easier in Guatemala
My dad reflects on our family visit to Guatemala Continue reading A Guest Post from my Dad: She’s Going Where?