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El Volcan Tajumulco

Thu, 17 Jan 2013 | By linsthompson2 | Views [313]

As I was climbing up the highest peak in Central America in the dark hour before sunrise I thought to myself, "What am I doing here? This is nothing but pain!" But then I reached the top and all I could see were clouds, the tops of volcanoes, and several ... Read more >

El Tunco, El Salvador

Wed, 16 Jan 2013 | By emsussman | Views [1319]

I can now check another country off of my list of places to go.  I spent the last weekend in El Tunco, El Salvador, and it was incredible!  I went with 2 of my roommates, Dainia and Jason, and my friends Desi and Isaac.  We left Antigua ... Read more >

My Scholarship entry - A 'place' I have visited

Mon, 14 Jan 2013 | By tkarsay | Flickr Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

My obsession with travel and photography began at a young age. I still daydream of working on exotic National Geographic assignments, but have never pursued photography as a career—mostly because it seemed impractical. I also thought I was satisfied ... Read more >
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Photos: My Scholarship entry - A 'place' I have visited

Mon, 14 Jan 2013 | By timothybrooks | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

My name is Timothy Brooks; I am a passionate environmental photojournalist, and I am inspired to use images to change the world. When I was eleven, I started to seriously pursue photography. I immersed myself in foreign cultures and traveled to exotic ... Read more >
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Photos: My Scholarship entry - A 'place' I have visited

Sun, 13 Jan 2013 | By blackmamba | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

My passion in life is discovering and immersing myself in new cultures. I have spent the last ten years travelling and living in developing countries. My greatest education in life comes from learning about the individual stories of those less fortunate.... Read more >
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Photos: My Scholarship entry - A 'place' I have visited - Culture and rituals of Guatemala

Sun, 13 Jan 2013 | By itai | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Travel is my greatest passion. It drives me intensely to explore places, people and ideas which are indissociable to me. Filling my senses and mind as I travel has always brought me great joy. One day though, I discovered that I could share this feeling ... Read more >
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Starting volunteer placement and Spanish classes

Thu, 10 Jan 2013 | By emsussman | Views [219] | Comments [1]

Life lessons learned so far:   Water temperature is directly related to water pressure; the more pressure, the warmer the water (I think.  It doesn’t actually get hot).   Guatemalans can pack more people onto ... Read more >

Coming to Antigua

Tue, 8 Jan 2013 | By emsussman | Views [199] | Comments [1]

Sunday, January 6, I woke up, showered, and did some last minute packing.  After a quick breakfast, David, Oshi, Dani, Ari, and I piled into the car for the ride to Antigua.  They took me to the bank so I could withdraw some cash (1,000Q=$125), ... Read more >

Guatemala City Round 2

Tue, 8 Jan 2013 | By emsussman | Views [143]

Between the beach and beginning my volunteer I had 5 nights in Guatemala City with the Farchis.  We had a lot of time to relax, watch movies, sleep, and read.  It was a lot like the beach minus the beach part.  Wednesday we went to lunch ... Read more >

Photos: My Scholarship entry - A 'Place' I have visited

Sun, 6 Jan 2013 | By aoifekk | Photo Gallery

Curiosity in a Colorful Country
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Playa Likin

Sun, 6 Jan 2013 | By emsussman | Views [745] | Comments [1]

December 26 we packed up our stuff and headed to Playa Likin (playa means beach).  Dani and Ari assured us that it was nothing special, but they’re very wrong.  Their beach house is very spacious with enough beds to fit about 15 people ... Read more >

My Scholarship entry - A 'place' I have visited

Sun, 6 Jan 2013 | By aoifekk | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Colour. Beauty. Passion. Three of the hundreds of adjectives that run through my head when I pick up a National Geographic magazine, as each page turned brings a rush of adventure, life, a world where words are not necessary. Words are a burden. People ... Read more >
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Irtra!!!

Sat, 5 Jan 2013 | By emsussman | Views [467]

Sunday morning we left for the infamous Irtra, the hot spot for Guatemalan Jews for Christmas.  It is a humungous series of hotels and restaurants with two swimming pools, a small bowling alley, mini golf, a spa, raquetball courts, and massive green ... Read more >

Photos: Towering Treasures in Tikal

Fri, 4 Jan 2013 | By steve_and_emma | Photo Gallery


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Towering Treasures in Tikal

Fri, 4 Jan 2013 | By steve_and_emma | Views [221]

Having taken a huge, largely unnecessary detour to Rio Dulce / Livingston it was time to get back on track and head up north.  Fortunately the morning ‘tour’ boat didn’t attempt to hang around on route so we were soon back in Rio ... Read more >

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