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Cathedral Dragons on their way home!

Liz W, Dragons Admin

The group was safely delivered to the airport in Guatemala City after a beautiful, sleepy, 4-hour drive from Panajachel. Their flight is scheduled to depart within a couple of hours. We hope you enjoy the stories and the learning that happened, and......Read More

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Blink of an eye

Liz W, Instructor

Hola a todos! The boys are all tucked into bed after our last full (very full!) day in Guatemala.  We said goodbye to our homestay families this morning and took lanchas (small motor boats) across the lago, arriving at Hotel Buenaventura at......Read More

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La Comida

Wyatt, Participant

Hi, this is Wyatt. The food is really good. I have had roasted plantains every day and last night we had pupusas which are very good. The scrambled eggs here are the best that I have ever had (no offense mom and dad). I also bought some fake Ray......Read More

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Tuesday actividades

Liz W, Dragons Admin

We are wiped out after a very full day! We began with Spanish class and beach cleaning. We returned to our homestays for lunch. Then we made party decorations and rehearsed one of Juancho’s songs for our goodbye party tomorrow (shh,......Read More

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Our new home in San Juan la Laguna

Simon, Dragons Admin

Some photos from our home for the next week in San Juan la Laguna.   Here are a series of images from our new home in San Juan. Language, classes, homestay families, and life around town. Big smiles as we wrap up our orientation at the hotel......Read More

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Best Teacher ever

Sean P Breen, Participant

Hi to all! I am so envious! I have a simple request…could you take a moment to notice…and blog about…the music…this is authentic world music as both the 7th and 8th grade has reviewed…objective…subjective…......Read More

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Mi casa es tu casa

Liz W, Dragons Admin

Today, we spent the morning preparing the boys for their homestays and showing them around San Juan. They were thrilled to find out who their CSB “brothers” were and meet their homestays families. While walking around town we (the......Read More

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Photos from our journey to Iximche

Simon, Dragons Admin

Exploring the ruins, and learning about the site from our guide Alex. Our lunch: sandwiches made with fresh baked bread wrapped in banana leaves (zero waste!) and bags of fruit from the market. And some funky riffs on stretching....Read More

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Hoy es viernes…

Sarah R, Participant

…is a favorite song in Spanish class and was sung at high volume as we rolled towards Lagos Atitlán. With a group so large, we’ve been traveling in two buses instead of one, and I was grateful to be in a more compact vehicle for less......Read More

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Overheard

Sarah R, Participant

We’re on our way to Lago Atitlán after breakfast (pancakes, eggs, black beans, watermelon) and orientation in Antigua. 15 minutes into the bus ride and this is what I’ve already heard heard: “If the sandwiches are this good, just......Read More

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We’ve arrived!

Liz W, Instructor

The group has landed and we are now piled in two buses headed a short distance to our beds in Antigua. There is a buzz of excitement mixed with sleepiness. Tomorrow we will begin our orientation to Guatemala before traveling a few more hours to San......Read More

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Packed and ready?!

Sarah Roggero, Participant

Yes, the fanny pack o’ passports is almost as large as my personal duffel. No, this does not include the two bags of group gear that I’ll dole out to the other chaperones. Yes, I’m ready… I think!   See you at SFO in......Read More

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Guatemala

Serg, Participant

Thus travel spins us round in two ways at once: It shows us the sights and values and issues that we might ordinarily ignore; but it also, and more deeply, shows us all the parts of ourselves that might otherwise grow rusty. For in traveling to a......Read More

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Quote that resonates with me

Connor, Participant

“If a Mongolian restaurant seems exotic to us in Evanston, Ill., it only follows that a McDonald’s would seem equally exotic in Ulan Bator — or, at least, equally far from everything expected.” I am a lover of food and this quote resonates......Read More

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Travel Reading Reflection

Stefan T, Participant

“We travel when we see a movie, strike up a new friendship, get held up.” Why We Travel by Pico Iyer This quote resonates with me because the author is talking about how we travel every day in multiple different circumstances. I feel that I......Read More

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One that means something

Abi F, Participant

“Thus travel spins us round in two ways at once: It shows us the sights and values and issues that we might ordinarily ignore” -Pico Lyer. This quote resonates with me because I’ve been a traveler my entire life and have always been open to......Read More