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Guatemala: Returning

I forgot a lot about Guatemala. It’s easy to recall the men armed with shotguns guarding gas stations and other high income buildings. It’s easy to remember the beauty of a city built around mountains and in tiers, with the horror of seeing entire…

Preparing for Guatemala

I leave for Guatemala on Saturday. It came up faster than I thought it would. I’m excited and nervous, but I remember it being a lot of fun. We were thinking of going to walk up a volcano. It would have been fun, but…

Guatemala Sept 21st, 2013

Finally, right? It won’t be entirely verbatim, but mostly I’m taking straight from my journal with some pictures inserted. September 21st, 2013 We are in Guatemala. The women are beautiful. The country is beautiful. the city is beautiful. The morning started at 4:15am. After…

Remembering a Foreign Time

Written on a cramped airplane where I couldn’t see what I wrote. Done in about 20 minutes. I thought it was a pretty awesome deal. Including pictures of Guatemala in this, though the actual Guatemala post will come later. The old man of the…

Guatemala Part II

I still need to write about my first trip! But today I finished up my vaccination for one of the hepatitis strains I started long ago for this trip to Guatemala. I was also asked by Pastor if I wanted to go. I’ve been…

Guatemala: Some odd cultural differences

I feel like this is an, “You know you’re in a third world country when…” post. Really it’s a bit more of a this is how spoiled and lucky we are in the United States and other countries where your internet connection is solid…

Guatemala: Aftermath

I’ll be going through the day to day, but I want to get the picture first. The trip was pretty life altering, as has been the past few weeks, which is good. I think I’m getting back on track to where I was. During…

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