Monthly Archives: August 2011

More Reflections and Interviews with Gen and Manuel

From the Journal of: Erica 8/10/11 Yesterday, we visited to Tecnico Maya which is a primary school that was created by an amazing radical indigenous couple.  They teach environmental sustainability, math, Spanish, and Mayan culture.  We are building a new … Continue reading

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A rainy day

 Fast as I could, I took my shovel and slammed the bladed tip deep into the earthly soil. Bits of dirt flung up sky-high as the shovel rocketed back up.  I repeated the process little by little until the task … Continue reading

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The Universal Language: Visiting Tecnico Maya

From the Journal of: Kara 8/10/11 Today has officially been my favorite day here in Guatemala.  So many memorable things happened that it overwhelmed me with happiness.  I love working at the work site but I can’t say I missed … Continue reading

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Day 3 of Work and More Shopping

From the Journal of: Marcus 8/9/11 More silence than empty space, I tumbled and rolled amongst my bed.  Outside was pretty quiet, but I could hardly tell anyway. After being here for five days, all of the noises that happen … Continue reading

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Day 2 of Work and Our First Comalapan Rainstorm

From the Journal of: Faetitia August 8th It rained for the first time since we’ve been here today. It was cool because it only rains here for an hour then it’s sunny again. Overall today was a good day. It … Continue reading

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Struggle and Hope

From the Journal of: Erica August 8, 2011 Sensory overload defines my every day here.  Dogs limping and barking, beautiful Spanish phrases floating through the air, breath-taking scenery next to tin roofs of concrete one-room homes, unrecognizable heaps of trash, … Continue reading

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Market Day and Dump Tours

From the Journal of: Kara Market Day: 8/7/11 Today the Get Fresh Crew experienced firsthand an average day at a market in Guatemala.  It was a new challenge we had to overcome since none of us quite knew what we … Continue reading

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