I’ve been saving this story until I got back in the states. I wanted to post it right away, but then several people advised me not to post it or at least wait. I settled for waiting. Enjoy! Continue reading
I wasn’t sure whether to name this blog post #Acatenango or #hardestthingiveeverdoneinmylife… Because hiking that volcano was definitely the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. Ever. Continue reading
This is officially my longest trip abroad. Woot woot! Here’s an overall update/how things have changed from my one month mark.
What is Mazatenango? I wasn’t sure until I arrived via chicken bus about 2 weeks ago. When I told locals in Antigua that I was going to live in Mazate, they laughed. “HACE CALOR!” I was warned numerous times how hot it is and there are no other gringos. Perfect. Right when it starts to get cold in Chicago, I can bake in the heat. My first winter out of the Midwest!!! Antigua was perfect, but the town is made up of tourists and expats. I needed to get out before I decided to never leave. Continue reading
That’s right. I got my Zumba teaching certification in Guatemala. Proof that anything is possible. Continue reading
This past week has been crazy with getting Zumba certified, getting sick, and moving out of Annette’s house, so I have not had the chance to work on my blog much. Here’s a short journal entry about that one time I got locked out of Annette’s house. Enjoy.
No you’re not.
Let me share my budget and how much things cost here to convince you otherwise.
One month in Antigua, Guatemala. It went by so fast. What have I learned so far? How have I changed? Let me explain…
Since everyone is madly in love with Annette, my 84 year old English roommate, I thought it’d be a good idea to interview her for my next blog post… Continue reading
So Guatemala is celebrating it’s Independence Day today and I am taking this time to celebrate my independence. I’m an only child, so I’m obviously making this about me. I’ve been in Antigua, Guatemala and in Annette’s home for 19 days now. Woot woot! Continue reading