My Trip to Guatemala

Volunteering on a Construction Site

One of the reasons I am here in Guatemala is volunteering in a house building project. I plan to do this for 4 weeks, and at the time I am writing this, I have worked for two weeks on the... Continue Reading →


Some Tips for Hiking Acatenango

Recently I challenged myself and climbed the volcano Acatenango in Guatemala. It was an unbelievable experience for me. You might have read about the experience itself in the blog post I wrote about this hike. In this post however, I... Continue Reading →

Lago Atitlán

My first week at the construction site is over. I hope to write soon how that is going. Just this: It is definitely hard work, so I feel like I deserved this weekend. This weekend we visited Lago Atitlán, which... Continue Reading →

Copán and Macaw Mountain

Guatemala has plenty of things to discover. The 8 weeks that I am spending here are really not enough to see all of it unfortunately. Maybe it sounds a little ironic that I decided to go and see the Mayan... Continue Reading →

Hiking Acatenango

So here is another Volcano story. Since there were not enough people who wanted to go visit the Maya ruins in Tikal, I planned something entirely different. Hiking Acatenango, which is one of the volcanoes surrounding Antigua Guatemala. A large... Continue Reading →

Banana Bread from Doña Luisa

When I return to Switzerland from a trip, I'm always looking forward to eat our local bread. I guess it is a habitual thing. I've never found bread which I really liked outside of Switzerland, except maybe French baguette. This... Continue Reading →

Semuc Champey

Semuc Champey means "where the river hides under the earth" in a Mayan dialect. Here is the somewhat less mystic explanation of what it is: It is a natural limestone bridge covering the Cahabón river. On top, there is a... Continue Reading →


So far I am really happy how things go here. There are many things that I really like, and I have written about some of those things. It is only natural that there are things that - you know -... Continue Reading →

Learning Spanish in Antigua

Time is going so fast. Now I am here for one and a half weeks, and a daily routine starts to emerge. In my case, Spanish classes take place in the afternoon, between 2 and 5. I actually signed up... Continue Reading →

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