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I am Guatemala

Chris Y, Participant

I am jade-azure mountain sky, magenta-accented verdure earth. I am crinkle-eyed mamá-papá laughing at my language jokes over watery-warm coffee gruel. I am the mountain-top Time-Keeper counting the steps of the sun rising in the hearts and eyes......Read More

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Iximche

Chris Y, Participant

Today began our first deep look into Kaqchikel Maya history and cosmovision. We spent several hours at the Iximche archaeological park learning about this last postclassical Maya capital city prior to European invasion. The ruins reveal a complex......Read More

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We’ve Arrived

Liz W, Instructor

Our group has convened in Antigua and has already encountered a couple wonderful surprises: a day with only a slight sprinkling of rain (!) and being greeted by an elaborate procession through the streets as we stepped out of our dinner restaurant!......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala

Guatemala: Land & Spirit

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A small task for each of you…

Juancho & Liz, Instructor

Hello everyone! In preparation for our introductory activities, we would like you each to pull out your notebook and spend some time (perhaps on your flight?) jotting down the following: List the events, people, values, and things that have made you......Read More

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Ba’ax ka wa’alik

Don, Participant

Hello ! that is how you say ” Hello ” in Mayan Language,, Good luck & no, I’m not a Mayan Liguisnt, I just went on the internet which probably means, ” Ba’ax ka wa’alik ” is wrong ,,, Hi......Read More

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introduction

katina, Participant

Hi My name is Katina and I’m excited & a bit nervous to embark on this week long adventure. I live in Connecticut and am a stay at home mom w/ 3 children (2 are in college now). I love to travel and especially like to travel to spanish......Read More

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Hola y saludos!

Chris Yarsawich, Participant

I’ve been looking forward to this course since it first landed in my inbox back in August. My first encounter with Where There Be Dragons is when I hired into my current position, Asst. Director of Global Studies at Holy Innocents’......Read More

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Introduction

Amina, Participant

Hello all! I’m excited to meet you all and spend time together in Guatemala in less than one short week. I’m not great with introductions in paragraph form, so here is a bulleted list in its place: My name is pronounced AH-mi-na (with......Read More

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Packing List

Megan Fettig, Dragons Admin

Hello Katina, Don, Chris, and Amina! We are excited for your upcoming adventure in Guatemala. During the planning stage of a trip there is a focus on logistics which organically shifts once you arrive (phew!) when you step into the experience of......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala

Guatemala: Land & Spirit

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Proposed Itinerary!

Liz & Juancho, Instructor

Dear Friends, Here we have our proposed itinerary with details and a general description of some of the places and things we’ll experience during our time in Guatemala! Please keep in mind that flexibility is a concept that you may need to engage......Read More

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Arrival Information

Liz W, Instructor

Dear Friends, We wanted to post some details about arriving in Guatemala and transferring to Antigua Guatemala, as we know it can be daunting to travel to a new location for the first time. You have all booked flights independently and will be......Read More

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Hola a todos!

Liz W, Dragons Admin

I imagine you are feeling the excitement build as our travels tiptoe closer… I know that I am! My bags are partially packed with warm weather clothes that I gratefully have not yet put away for the winter.  Juancho and I have been finalizing......Read More

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Introduction

Juancho, Instructor

Hola everybody! I am so excited to be working this course in Guatemala! There is so much that I want to know about you all and so much that I want to share about this beautiful place and vibrant culture.  My name is Juan Salvador Galich, my friends......Read More

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Welcome to the Yak Board!

Megan, Faculty

Dear Guatemala: Land & Spirit 2019 Participants, Welcome to the Dragons community and your course’s Yak Board! You can think of your Yak Board as an online group journal and virtual bulletin board. Pre-course, your instructors will use the......Read More

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De la magie…

Charlotte, Participant

We walked around many stupas, drank liters of milk tea and lassi, had one of the best mojitos in Katmandu, reflected on Hinduism and Buddhism, woke up early…even really early for morning pûjâ, Leif learnt stone carving, I learnt the very......Read More

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I took the road less traveled by….

Dan Conner, Participant

For most of my life, my favorite poem has been Robert Frost’s The Road Less Traveled.  In the poem, a person comes to a fork in the road ad has to decide which path to take.  The more worn path or the path less traveled.  In coming to......Read More