Hello, It’s Me: My First “Semester” in 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

A Weekend in…San Cristobal de las Casas

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

That time I climbed a volcano

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

Week #2 In Review

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