After a year in Guatemala, I’ve got a whole lot of suggestions Continue reading Abigail’s Guide to Guatemala
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?
The End of Summer in Santiago doesn’t mean school but it does bring change Continue reading The End of Summer in Santiago
Last weekend, I climbed Acatenango, the third tallest volcano in Central America. It’s weird to write this sentence and I’m still somewhat surprised that I did this. Reaching the top of Acatenango is an overnight undertaking, it’s over 13,000 feet tall, you camp, you carry a pack and it is steep. I, as of last Saturday, have never so much as slept in a tent. … Continue reading That time I climbed a volcano
Hi everyone, My second week feels roughly 1000 times easier than the first. I know where I’m going, I know what some things should cost (though I’m clueless when it comes to lancha, or ferry prices which are notorious for ripoffs) and I’m getting to know people better. Updates are still sporadic because slow wifi means these posts take forever (because I love including pictures) … Continue reading Week #2 In Review
Today, I went to work at Cojolya for the first time and it was really good, overwhelming, but good. Yesterday was a big day in terms of settling. I met my upstairs roommates Ana and Lillie who work at Pueblo a Pueblo (Basically everyone I hang out with works at Cojolya, the Hospitalito Atitlan or Pueblo a Pueblo, the organizations that I’ve deemed the “Big … Continue reading My first day of work