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First Impressions of San Juan La Laguna

Lilianne Whittier, Participant

After two somewhat spooky nights at Las Hortencias, a spacious house in the highlands outside of Guatemala City, our group took a bus to Lago Atitlan. Juancho and Lisa have often told us that Guatemalans just refer to it as ‘the lake’......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala & Nicaragua

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Growing as a Group

Joel Appel-Kraut, Participant

It took us 4 weeks to find out we didn’t have a communal decision making process, 20 minutes to decide we needed one, an afternoon to defuse the situation and calm down, a lot of thinking out loud to decide how to decide on a decision making......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala & Nicaragua

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The Beautiful Game

Luke Hansen, Participant

After long hours of traveling from Nicaragua, the dragons finally arrived in Guatemala. New country. New culture. New challenges. Many differences soon became apparent between the two countries. Some differences required an adjusment period, like......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala & Nicaragua

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Falling Into Rhythm

Joel Appel-Kraut, Participant

For most of high school, I woke up to music. My alarm was “Good Morning” by Chamillionaire all of freshman and sophomore year, followed by whatever song was my obsession at each respective phase of my life. The morning I left for my......Read More