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
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