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My Spanish teacher Ligia

La Escuela Cooperativa

I am studying Spanish at La Escuela Cooperative or the cooperative school in San Pedro La Laguna, Lake Atitlan, San Pedro.  I am in my second and probably last week here. The cooperative is a school that is collectively owned by the teachers.  In addition to one-on-one teaching, the school gives back to the communities’ […]

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Guatemalan Chicken Bus

My Arrival in San Pedro La Laguna

Lake Como, it seems to me, touches the limit of the permissibly picturesque; but Atitlan is Como with the additional embellishments of several immense volcanoes.  It is really too much of a good thing.  After a few days of this impossible landscape one finds oneself thinking nostalgically of the English Home Counties. Aldous Huxley, Beyond […]

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Welcome (back) to Guate!

I arrived back in Guate, as Guatemala City is known by the locals, yesterday.  My friend Annabelle Romero picked me up at the airport and whisked me back to Quetzleroo, The coolest hostel in the world that she runs with her brother, Manuel.  When I was there in May, they were just getting started with […]

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