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Category Archive: Guatemala

Guatemala, je t’aime deja !

Aurore Menard 15 octobre 2013 San Juan La Laguna, Guatemala   C’est dans le petit village de San Juan La Laguna, à environ 1600 mètres d’altitude, au bord d’un des plus grands lacs du Guatemala (surement le plus touristique), le Lago Atitlan, qu’une histoire d’amour commence… Déjà que la capitale, je l’aimais bien, ce n’est…

Home, Sweet Home

I find it somewhat odd to be writing this on my own computer, sitting at my own desk, in my own home. Granted, I have only been gone 3 short months, and not much has changed around here. But somehow, I feel I have been gone for years. I formally ended my internship with MayaWorks…

Pre-départ

Bonjour bonjour ! Je suis une étudiante à l’Université d’Ottawa, bien excitée de partir au Guatemala en septembre ! Je pars en stage à la Commission du tourisme CODE à San Juan la Laguna. Le titre de ma position est : Conseillère en communication. Quel beau titre ! Mais, encore beaucoup d’interrogation !! Je me demande en…

El Tiempo Vuela

Nearly 8 weeks have gone by since the start of my internship in with MayaWorks. It’s amazing what you can do in such little time, although much is still to be done. I’m currently at the crux of most of my mobilization and awareness projects, with most of the promotional material going off to the…

Dancing In The Rain

Welcome to Antigua, where coke replaces coffee at the breakfast table, Latin club music is blasted on morning busses, traffic is an endless game of chicken and grocery shopping is not for the faint hearted.   The chaos of developing countries is part of their charm, and it’s one of the reasons I keep coming…

¿Guatemala? ¡Guatemejor!

¡Buenos días! Permítanme presentarme antes de empezar. Soy Catherine (llaménme Cathy) y actualmente curso el último semestre de una licenciatura en Desarrollo Internacional y Mundialización en la Universidad de Ottawa, en Canadá. Soy francófona, originaria de Toronto,  la cual queda a 5 horas de mi Universidad. Como mi padre es geólogo, me infundó un sentido…

Guatemala, here we go!

I first became interested in international development in 2004 when I was participating in a service project with the Girl Guides of Canada in one of the four Guiding and Scouting World Centres in Mexico. While there, I was exposed to poverty for the first time. I remember seeing houses constructed out of cardboard boxes…

Hi!

Julia Hartviksen is currently a 4th year student in International Studies and Modern Languages at the University of Ottawa, and will be beginning her Masters in Global Development Studies at Queen’s University in September.  With an interest in travelling, Latin America, and especially women’s and indigenous issues, she hopes to bring her interests to life…