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Guatemala 6-week
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    [post_content] => For a few days, we made San Lucas Toliman our home. The town was one of 12 towns surrounding what was known as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, and I can see why. It was absolutely breathtaking.  The water was so clear and the backdrop with the mountains added a great touch.
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“One of the most beautiful lakes in the world”

Joan Binalinbing,Picture of the Week, Guatemala 6-week

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For a few days, we made San Lucas Toliman our home. The town was one of 12 towns surrounding what was known as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, and I can see why. It was absolutely breathtaking.  The water was so clear and the backdrop with the mountains added a great […]

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08/5/14

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Joan Binalinbing

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    [post_content] => Dear Guatemala Students & Families,

 

This weekend marks the end of our Guatemala (6 week) Summer program and students will soon be boarding their planes and return home to share their tales of adventure with each of you.  We are sure you are anxiously awaiting their arrival!

 

Below is a reminder of the return group flight information for your reference.  Starting on Saturday, 7/26, should you need any assistance during student travel days (outside of normal office hours), please call our Admin cell phone for assistance: 303-921-6078, or email: update@wheretherebedragons.com. During office hours (M-F, 9:00am-5:00pm M.S.T.) please continue to use our parent line at:800-982-9203 ext. 130.

 Returning Flight: 

August 8th, 2014 

American Airlines #1290

Depart: Guatemala City (GUA) 7:00am

Arrive: Miami (MIA) 11:35am

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Guatemala 6 Return Flight Reminder

Eva Vanek,Guatemala 6-week

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Dear Guatemala Students & Families,   This weekend marks the end of our Guatemala (6 week) Summer program and students will soon be boarding their planes and return home to share their tales of adventure with each of you.  We are sure you are anxiously awaiting their arrival!   Below is a reminder of the return group […]

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08/4/14

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Eva Vanek

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Guatemala 6-week

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    [post_content] => Being sick in a foreign country must be one of the hardest things I have ever gone through. It takes twice as much effort than normal to laugh at a group joke. It's so hard not to flinch at the pain in my stomach, to resist the urge to run to the bathroom when my diarrhea wants to find a way out. It's like being trapped in a cage, both physically and mentally. Chained to my bed in the afternoon, when I have 99 things I want to get done. Stuck in a state of numbness, lethargy, apathy.

To make matters worse, Pachaj wasn't exactly the greatest place to keep one's self entertained. I couldn't take a walk in the morning to enjoy nature because all that surrounded me were rows and rows of corn crops. Couldn't play soccer with the two children because they didn't know how to. Couldn't watch TV because half-understanding the Spanish being spoken bored me. Instead, I resorted to smaller, simpler things. Like playing basic exercises on my family's untuned guitar with it's three real strings and three plastic ones, or talking with my extremely caring host mother.

But that all seems like a distant past now, a whole three days ago. I no longer have to stare in awe and envy while my friends eat their ice cream. I don't exactly know why, but yesterday, as I rode my bike downhill to pay the doctor, I couldn't help but feel an intense feeling of satisfaction, with the breeze on my skin and the mountains and clouds high above me. I knew I was finally free.
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Being Sick in Pachaj

William Yang,Guatemala 6-week

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Being sick in a foreign country must be one of the hardest things I have ever gone through. It takes twice as much effort than normal to laugh at a group joke. It’s so hard not to flinch at the pain in my stomach, to resist the urge to run to the bathroom when my diarrhea […]

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08/2/14

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William Yang

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Guatemala 6-week

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Without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people — first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy.  -Einstein
A few weeks ago,  towards the beginning of our trip, I read this quote to our group during a morning meeting. These words have always inspired me, and when I said it, it was pertinent to our group meeting each other and getting close to each other. However, when I recited these words to the others, I wasn't sure what the last part meant. I have pondered this idea of ''ties of sympathy'' as I have gone from family to family,  and encountered different people on my adventure. To begin, I think it is incredible that I was able to be with such a wonderful group of amigos, and instructors, who share a similar characteristic of wonder and curiosity with me. I am so fortunate to have met people that can make me so happy. We have learned to depend on each other for happiness, and have shaped our group to function as one. Then there are the wonderful families that I have stayed with. In Todos Santos, I stayed with a lovely family that included 6 energy packed little kids that I got to know fairly well with the help of a pack of Skittles. The oldest was a girl named Blanca who gave me a helping hand when I forgot the name of my host mom on the first day. We celebrated her 10th birthday while I was there; although it was a happy day, I realized how hard it would be to grow up with a father working in another country needed to support the family. I shared laughs with Dominga, my host  mother, when I stumbled over the word for thank you, "Chjonte,''  in the local Mayan language Mam after one of my meals. Cotzal was an entirley different expirience. I was staying with one woman named Tereza in a one room house with a dirt floor. She had struggled, and survived, the Civil War, and was a part of a group of other woman who shared a similar fate. Through unbelievable bravery and courage, they support each other. I will always remeber sharing a meal with her at night as we sat on the only two stools that occupied the room; my eyes watered one night because of both the intense smoke in the room, and from our conversation about her family stuggling through hard times. We became close friends in the small time we had together because we spoke to each other honestly, disregarding our differences in age, nationality, and past. And right now, I am staying with an incredible family next to the stunning Lago Atitlan. As they serve me several delicious plates of foodat night and in the morning, we share wonderful conversations and jokes. Each one of them tries very hard to make me happy, and I try my very best to provide them with similar happiness that they are giving to me. One example of their kindness was when the mother offered to wash all of my clothes after I started getting a few flea bites. She hand washed all of my clothes in one day. Along with countless other strangers, I will never forget the people I have met here. I believe that I was destined to bump into them on my journey. I was bound to them by ties of sympathy. [post_title] => Ties of Sympathy [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => ties-sympathy [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-08-02 12:21:15 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-08-02 18:21:15 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://wheretherebedragons.com/?p=107544 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [categories] => Array ( [0] => WP_Term Object ( [term_id] => 150 [name] => Guatemala 6-week [slug] => guatemala-6-week [term_group] => 0 [term_taxonomy_id] => 150 [taxonomy] => category [description] => [parent] => 254 [count] => 144 [filter] => raw [term_order] => 8.1 [cat_ID] => 150 [category_count] => 144 [category_description] => [cat_name] => Guatemala 6-week [category_nicename] => guatemala-6-week [category_parent] => 254 [link] => https://my.wheretherebedragons.com/category/summer-2014/guatemala-6-week/ ) ) [category_links] => Guatemala 6-week )

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Ties of Sympathy

Ben Murphy,Guatemala 6-week

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Without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people — first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy.  -Einstein A few weeks ago, […]

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08/2/14

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Ben Murphy

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Guatemala 6-week

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IMAP

Molly Gump,Guatemala 6-week

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Here’s a picture of the seed bank from IMAP, the Instituto MesoAMerica de Permacultura! We visited yesterday and absolutely loved what we saw.

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08/2/14

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Molly Gump

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Guatemala 6-week

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    [post_content] => My host family in Pechaj was so incredibly vibrant. Every moment we spent together was full of so much passion and humor and pure life force that I found myself giddy, dizzy, and overwhelmed in the best way possible. The house was always filled with talk and laughter and food. My hair was always being stroked, my hand constantly being held. My family was so charismatic and highly charged that I could sometimes feel the house humming with life. This family that brought me into their home; these fiercly living, loving, people have taught me so much.

They listened to my broken Spanish and gently corrected me. They laughed as they ate the lumpy tortillas I made. They told me their stories and listened attentively to mine. They were so authentic and alive.

I hope that I have changed them in some small way, given them at least a little in return for the encompassing wisdom and joy they brought to me. But I realize that I was simply a visitor in their world, a traveller lucky enough to have stumbled into a family so full of strength and love. I will always be grateful.
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Vibrancy

Ariela Katzman- Jacobson ,Guatemala 6-week

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My host family in Pechaj was so incredibly vibrant. Every moment we spent together was full of so much passion and humor and pure life force that I found myself giddy, dizzy, and overwhelmed in the best way possible. The house was always filled with talk and laughter and food. My hair was always being […]

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08/2/14

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Ariela Katzman- Jacobson

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Guatemala 6-week

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    [post_content] => In Xela I woke up early every morning to watch the sun rise. It was incredibly beautiful, watching light beginning to peek out among the pink and orange clouds beyond the sleeping city and quiet mountains. In Pachaj I did the same thing, hoping to catch a few solitary moments before the hectic daily schedule began, but I never encountered such solitude because the day had already begun for my host mother and her mother in law. While I was able to dedicate my sunrises to reflection and self awareness, they dedicated theirs outwardly, to helping the family prepare for the day.
During our time in Pachaj we were shown extreme exhibitions of generosity and selflessness. Our Spanish teachers were infinitely patient as we stumbled through new vocab and conjugations, and our hosts at Proyecto Chico Mendes showed absolutely no hesitation in opening their home and hearts to us, as we shared many meals and dance parties together.
Such kindness merits profound appreciation, to such an extent that I feel myself in new territories of gratitude. It feels good, though, to be able to grow and connect and form meaningful relationships with the great world around me.
How do we say thank you? One could make a card or even sing a song, but does that really capture the essence of gratitude? Sometimes I feel at loss with what to do with all of my pent up gratitude, but I believe that simply feeling and being in the moment in the purpose of such strong emotion. The "point" of feeling grateful, if there is one, is to feel grateful and nothing more. I have learned to greet every day with appreciation and open-mindedness in order to see the world with wonder and joy, and to simply feel the gratitude that I am feeling with the hope that such profound feeling will find it's way into my actions and interactions in my life.
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To Say Thank You

Anna Kasibhatla,Guatemala 6-week

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In Xela I woke up early every morning to watch the sun rise. It was incredibly beautiful, watching light beginning to peek out among the pink and orange clouds beyond the sleeping city and quiet mountains. In Pachaj I did the same thing, hoping to catch a few solitary moments before the hectic daily schedule […]

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08/2/14

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Anna Kasibhatla

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Guatemala 6-week

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    [post_content] => Although I know only one of you, I just want to let you all know how wonderful it is following your trip through your reflections and descriptions of your experiences. You are all beautiful writers and I have been moved to tears many times as I have eagerly read your posts. Having led 6 summer travel programs (quite a few years ago now), I have some idea of the powerful experiences you are having and the intense relationships you are forming with each other and the many people you are meeting on your travels. I wish you all a wonderful final week of your adventure. We look forward to welcoming our dragon home.
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Moved to tears

Lauren K.,Guatemala 6-week

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Although I know only one of you, I just want to let you all know how wonderful it is following your trip through your reflections and descriptions of your experiences. You are all beautiful writers and I have been moved to tears many times as I have eagerly read your posts. Having led 6 summer […]

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07/31/14

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Lauren K.

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Guatemala 6-week

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    [post_content] => From today until August 4th, our group is in our Expedition Phase, where we have coordinated with IMAP (http://imapermacultura.wordpress.com/) and other resources to plan our homestays, activities, and Spanish lessons here in San Lucas Taliman. Here I'll post a brief framework of what we've come up with so far, subject to change:

 

July 30

Planned transport from Chico Mendes in Pachaj at 9:45 AM to San Lucas Taliman Lago Atitlan by 4 PM.

 

July 31

Meet in Central Plaza at 8:30 for a tour and introduction to IMAP.

Meet with IMAP to discuss activities and scheduling for the rest of the week.

12:30 Lunch at IMAP

1:30-4 Spanish Lessons

4-5 Group Meetings and time to plan for following days

5-6 Free Time

6- Return to eat with families

 

August 1

8:30 Tour with IMAP of IQUITIU forest to learn about the egological systems and have a tour.

12:30 Lunch organized by IMAP

1:30-4 Spanish Lessons

4-5 Group Meetings and time to plan for following days

5-6 Free Time

6- Return to eat with families

 

August 2

9:00 Compost Practice at IMAP

11:00 Depart by chicken bus to Panajachel for a group lunch, meetings, and time to visit the town (as well as kayak, swim, and cliff jump in the lake).

6:00 Return to San Lucas

 

August 3

ISP Morning free for students to work on their projects

12:30 Lunch at IMAP

1:30-4 Spanish Lessons

4-5 Group Meetings and time to plan for following days

5-6 Free Time

6- Return to eat with families

Night Ceremony to Commemorate End of X-Phase

 

August 4

Bus departs from San Lucas at 10:00 AM, arrive in Antigua at 12 PM

 

 
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Expedition Phase Framework

Henrietta Reily,Guatemala 6-week

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From today until August 4th, our group is in our Expedition Phase, where we have coordinated with IMAP (http://imapermacultura.wordpress.com/) and other resources to plan our homestays, activities, and Spanish lessons here in San Lucas Taliman. Here I’ll post a brief framework of what we’ve come up with so far, subject to change:   July 30 […]

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07/31/14

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Henrietta Reily

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Guatemala 6-week

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Pictured above is Armando, the director of Chico Mendes, and a dragons student, Molly, saying goodbye to each other on our last day in Pachaj.

Our base was the Chico Mendes Reforestation Project Center, which was also the home of Armando, the director of the project, and his family. Here we learned about the work that him and his family have been doing  in the community to help spread awareness about the importance of reforestation and also informing the community about environmental issues. We were also able to accompnay one of Armando's sons, Raul, to some nearby mountains, where we helped with one of their reforestation projects by planting some trees. Excuse my ignorance, but I had no idea who Chico Mendes was. When Armando presented the reason why it was named after this person, I was intrigued. Chico Mendes, as described on the internet, was a ¨Brazilian rubber tapper, trade union leader, and environmentalist.¨. He was someone who fought for the rights of the indigenous people, all the while being aware of the environment and it¨s issues. His work did not go unnoticed. He was known for his work with  the National Council of rubber tappers, and his work with the Amazon rainforest. Thus, this reforestation project, I think, is perfectly named.  Just learning about this project, the work thats being done, and the meaning of the name behind it all had made my stay in Pachaj that much more enjoyable. [post_title] => Pachaj: Reforestation, Spanish Classes, and Milpa [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => pachaj-reforestation-spanish-classes-milpa [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-02-02 10:58:59 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-02-02 17:58:59 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://wheretherebedragons.com/?p=107432 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [categories] => Array ( [0] => WP_Term Object ( [term_id] => 30 [name] => Picture of the Week [slug] => picture-of-the-week [term_group] => 0 [term_taxonomy_id] => 30 [taxonomy] => category [description] => [parent] => 0 [count] => 483 [filter] => raw [term_order] => 1 [cat_ID] => 30 [category_count] => 483 [category_description] => [cat_name] => Picture of the Week [category_nicename] => picture-of-the-week [category_parent] => 0 [link] => https://my.wheretherebedragons.com/category/picture-of-the-week/ ) [1] => WP_Term Object ( [term_id] => 150 [name] => Guatemala 6-week [slug] => guatemala-6-week [term_group] => 0 [term_taxonomy_id] => 150 [taxonomy] => category [description] => [parent] => 254 [count] => 144 [filter] => raw [term_order] => 8.1 [cat_ID] => 150 [category_count] => 144 [category_description] => [cat_name] => Guatemala 6-week [category_nicename] => guatemala-6-week [category_parent] => 254 [link] => https://my.wheretherebedragons.com/category/summer-2014/guatemala-6-week/ ) ) [category_links] => Picture of the Week, Guatemala 6-week )
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Pachaj: Reforestation, Spanish Classes, and Milpa

Joan Binalinbing,Picture of the Week, Guatemala 6-week

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Pictured above is Armando, the director of Chico Mendes, and a dragons student, Molly, saying goodbye to each other on our last day in Pachaj. Our base was the Chico Mendes Reforestation Project Center, which was also the home of Armando, the director of the project, and his family. Here we learned about the work […]

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07/31/14

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Joan Binalinbing

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