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Volunteering at Manos de Colores

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

So, I think it´s about time I talked about what I´m doing here in Xela, as far as volunteer work, that is. [read on]

Basic Update/And A Slightly Different Itinerary!/Oh, and I Had Fleas!

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Everyone, here´s the basic update on me:

1. I am still at El Nahual Spanish School. Earlier this week, I was planning on changing schools but after a talk with the directors, have decided to stay on there for the remainder of my time here.

2. I am still volunteering with El Nahual, teaching art classes to tons of kids twice a week, until the end of December.(Maybe a bit longer) [read on]

La Esperanza, Part Three: I Become Family

Monday, November 19th, 2007
On Sunday morning, the day began as usual with coffee and mosh, and a lovely hike in the mountains nearby with mi amor, Simon, in tow, and numerous little girls, who did the Hokey Pokey the entire way up. ... [Continue reading this entry]

A Weekend In La Esperanza, Part Two: Cooking Italia Cucina!

Monday, November 19th, 2007
My hostesses had asked me to prepare Italian food for dinner (cena). I was very nervous after looking at Doña Mina´s kitchen(which was apparently the only working kitchen in the place). Her kitchen consisted of a table, a few ... [Continue reading this entry]

A Weekend In La Esperanza

Monday, November 19th, 2007
So, Sorry there haven´t been tons of entries this past week.. As some of you know, I was sick as a dog with who knows what..but now am miraculously healed. This past weekend, i was very lucky to have an ... [Continue reading this entry]

A Pentecostal Sunday…

Sunday, November 11th, 2007
Hola amigos! So today my fanily invited me to go to church with them here. I actually had two choices of churches...the Padre and Madre of the house are fervent Catholics, and the daughter-in-law and son are Evangelicals. I decided to ... [Continue reading this entry]

Things I miss about home!

Saturday, November 10th, 2007
Miss: 1. friends 2. my wonderful dog, and Jerry´s wonderful dogs, and my cat 3. well fed dogs and cats who are lazy and spoiled! 4. heat: as in heaters, wood´s freezing here at night 5. wheat bread 6. speaking in english 7. bank atms that ... [Continue reading this entry]

Adventures abound…

Saturday, November 10th, 2007
Well, it´s about time for my second entry I think! Having been here for over one week...things have been interesting to say the least. I have discovered many things in the city, mostly by wandering around alone and getting lost alot. I ... [Continue reading this entry]

First Post from Guatemala

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007 first post from Guatemala.. Well, it was a truly amazing expereince getting to my current location, Xela. I had a very long wait in the airport since I was very early. This ended up being a real blessing, because I met ... [Continue reading this entry]