Our adventures traveling between different locations during our vacation were chronicled in our last blog entry. This entry is about our stays in each location: Semuc Champey, Tikal, and Rio Dulce. Semuc Champey We stayed at Utopia Hotel. It is very beautiful and somewhat hippie-ish (free yoga classes a.m. and p.m., etc.). We swam in […]Read more "Santa Semana Vacation – Staying"
Semana Santa is the week leading up to Easter. It is the culmination of what we consider the 40 days of Lent. It is a big deal for a lot of people here. We had off from school so we took off to 3 different places, Semuc Champey, Tikal, and Rio Dulce: an ambitious plan. […]Read more "Semana Santa Vacation – On the Road (and the river)"
We haven’t posted for a while, but soon add a bunch. We have been doing things around the city with friends, experiencing interesting cultural events with our Spanish class, and continuing to evolve in our school life. Celia and Steve have visited and we just got back from an adventure on the eastern side of […]Read more "Coming Soon"
As the second part of the year begins, it is worth reflecting on our school experience so far this year. It was difficult in the beginning to reconcile our progressive methods with the very traditional structure of Inter. As the year has gone on, however, we have found ways to not only be more student-centered […]Read more "School Life – Figuring Out How to Be Ourselves Within the System"
After celebrating Leo’s Bar Mitzvah in Philadelphia, and visiting Bethesda and Long Island, we returned to Guatemala for a couple of weeks before school started. Amusement parks are very similar to those in the US! Mike works closely with Rebecca. We spent the new year at the Pacific Ocean with her and her family – […]Read more "Back In Guatemala"
The celebrating started in the morning before school on November 16 when Sadie gave Leo his present, the Recon Mk II (a nerf gun). In school that day, Leo celebrated with classmates. A couple of days later on Saturday, we celebrated with our family and six of Leo’s friends at Adventure Mountain. We played smash […]Read more "Leo’s Birthday"
November 1st is Dia De Los Muertos, when Guatemalans connect with the ancestors. Messages are attached to kites and flown up to dead loved ones. Many people spend all day in the cemetery. They bring food and things that remind them of their ancestors. Fiambre is a feast eaten both at the cemetery and after. […]Read more "Dia De Los Muertos"