La Nochebuena – Spending Christmas in Guatemala

Guatemala Christmas Nochebuena 1

Hola friends! And happy New Year! Is it too late to still be saying that? Either way -- I hope you all have spent a wonderful holiday season with the people you love 🙂 I was hangin in Guatemala, my first time away from home for the holidays. To be honest, it was easier than … Continue reading La Nochebuena – Spending Christmas in Guatemala

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The Pros and Cons of Having a Pet in Peace Corps

Hello, world! Meet Luna. Luna and I have been site mates/roommates now for one month and one day and it's been a wonderful and exhausting ride! I apologize in advance for puppy picture overload, but it's an integral part of this post. I've listed below the Pros and Cons of having a pet in Peace … Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Having a Pet in Peace Corps

Poco a Poco: Figuring out what I’m doing here!

Hi! I've officially been at my site for exactly one month and one week. I'm still getting settled in and finding my way around, but I finally discovered a good bakery near my house and a few good pacas (thrift stores) where I can find a Free People shirt for under two dollars. Success. Poco a poco … Continue reading Poco a Poco: Figuring out what I’m doing here!

Bak’tun 9 Swear In!

Chimaltenango Map PC Guatemala

Hola todos! My training class, Bak'tun 9, and I have officially sworn in as Peace Corps Volunteers, meaning that we're no longer annoyingly referred to as "just Trainees."  We did it! We've done 131 hours of Language and Culture class, 80 hours of Core training, 78 hours of Technical Maternal and Child Health training, 18.5 hours of Medical training, 16 … Continue reading Bak’tun 9 Swear In!

Almost Done with Training! A Recap of the Past Month

Dios mĂ­o so much has happened! It’s been over a month since my last post so I’ll do a brief recap of the highlights!  1.Field Based Training - Quetzaltenango During Field Based Training (FBT) is the first opportunity a PC trainee has to get a feel for the actual work we’ll eventually be doing in … Continue reading Almost Done with Training! A Recap of the Past Month

¡Hola! – From under the mosquito net

Greetings from under the mosquito net! Hola todos! I’m at my first homestay in the region of SacatepĂ©quez (Sah-cah-tay-peh-kez), Guatemala. It took me a lot of tries to say it right and I felt pretty cool when I did, so I recommend trying it out! The past few weeks have been a complete whirlwind. So I’ll … Continue reading ¡Hola! – From under the mosquito net