Guate’s Up?

Fellow Edinburghian Molly Powderly arrives in Central America to embark on the Spanish speaking half of her year abroad.


Guate’s Up?


Bienvenida a Guatemala

Leeds to London to Madrid to Guatemala City to Antigua City via Spanish nuns attempting to hijack my designated seat via average plane food via good plane food via unsatisfactory plane food – Bienvenida a Antigua City, Guatemala.

Battles with wifi, water and wolf-whistles (not aimed at me by sexy Hispanic men, but viciously thrown at me by guard dogs) have decorated an already ornate début to Latin America.

Framed by the three volcanoes Fuego, Agua and Acatenango, Antigua City is a thriving town that pumps with tuktuks, tourists and tortillas. Along the cobbled streets that trickle with traffic, cars bubbles through the multi-coloured network of roads. Bars, shops, banks and colonial ruins all sit side-by-side bringing a bit of the rainbow to the road.

Beginning my new job with Niños de Guatemala, a local NGO that aims to set-up self-sufficient schools within the…

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