Guatemala 2015 Trip Blog

Our last night

Dear all,

An unceremonious note to say we are headed to bed on our last, emotionally mixed, night in Chajul. Having just said goodbye to a dear family we’ve known for years, the students are packing and difficult to get into their rooms. It’s because they are happy and getting along …

Posted by Daisy Steele on Sunday March 22 at 01:06PM
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When I am Chajul - More writing from students

This is a group of student writings posted as one long post as it was difficult to tell exactly where to separate each of the writings. --website editor

I am Chajul
I am the shy curious glances from behind fenceposts
I am the boisterous questions flung from chasing children
I am the delight that …

Posted by Daisy Steele on Thursday March 19 at 08:41AM
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When I am Chajul

Cuando yo soy Chajul no doy nada por supuesto. (When I am Chajul I don’t take anything for granted.)

Algunas veces yo tengo agua pero otras veces no tengo. (Sometimes I have water, sometimes I don’t.)

Mis manos siempre están sucias, mis palabras siempre limpias. (My hands are …

Posted by Daisy Steele on Thursday March 19 at 08:34AM
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Reading and Puppet Making Photos

Posted by Daisy Steele on Thursday March 19 at 08:32AM
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Greetings from Chajul!

Dear awesome families,

Here we sit in our Vetz K’aol hostel, making signs for tomorrow’s Fiesta de Carnet.  Our kids are in groups and will run rotation activities for about 160 local Chajulense kids with ages 3-14.  We have no doubt they will be as impressive as they were …

Posted by Daisy Steele on Thursday March 19 at 08:24AM
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Travels to Chajul

The people here in Chajul, Guatemala, are some of the most profoundly happy people we have ever met.  Walking down the street one is met with a chorus of greetings in Spanish and Ixil, and children emerge from every structure to stand by the side of the road and wave.  Interestingly, there…

Posted by Daisy Steele on Tuesday March 17 at 01:22PM
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Impressions of Chajul

Although many things have stood out here in Guatemala as unique and different, like the clothing, food, and way of life, there have been a few things which have really stood out.

We are all constantly impressed by the kindness and approachability of the people here. One would think that strangers …

Posted by Daisy Steele on Tuesday March 17 at 01:20PM
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Hello from Guatemala

As is often the case in the first days of any life-changing abroad experience, time has stretched and we feel as though we’ve been gone for weeks already.  I am blown away by the hearts of the kids on this trip.  They have jumped head first into every situation we’ve thrown at …

Posted by Daisy Steele on Tuesday March 17 at 01:17PM
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