Building a School with Rising Minds in Lago Atitlan, Guatemala [Photo Essay]

Building a School with Rising Minds in Lago Atitlan, Guatemala [Photo Essay]

Last year I spent a day working with a dedicated and awesome team of Rising Minds volunteers, helping to build a school house in a pueblo outside of San Pedtro …Continue reading »

The Longest Chicken Bus Ride of My Life. Part 2: Alejandro and the Beer

The Longest Chicken Bus Ride of My Life. Part 2: Alejandro and the Beer

This story is continued from Part 1 here. Jutiapa, I remembered, was Alejandro’s home town. I’d met him in San Pedro on Lago Atitlan months before. I remembered he had mentioned …Continue reading »

The Longest Chicken Bus Ride of My Life. Part 1: Guatemala

The Longest Chicken Bus Ride of My Life. Part 1: Guatemala

I left San Pedro, Lago Atitlan, Guatemala with no idea that I had accidentally overstayed my Central American visa, and I was about to be turned away at the border. …Continue reading »

What is a Chicken Bus?

What is a Chicken Bus?

A good Chicken Bus is a beautiful thing. I used to be intimidated by them, but over the years, I’ve grown to really love this strange and unique form of …Continue reading »

The Suicide Shower

The Suicide Shower

If you’ve never heard of a Suicide Shower, you’ve likely never traveled in Central America. Most homes and hotels in this part of the world don’t have hot water heaters. …Continue reading »

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