5 big things that are different from home

1) They sell vegetables on the street. At home they sell vegetables at the farmer’s market or at the supermarket.

2) Some doors are made out of metal like this. At home, doors are usually made out of wood or wood & glass, sometimes they are made out of smooth metal.

3) Around each house are very tall walls with pretty vines growing over them. At home many houses have rocks or grass in front and wooden fences.

4) Windows here have pretty iron grills over them. At home, people use blinds or curtains.

5) There are lots of small stores called “tiendas”, that sell chips, cheetos, candy, oreos, and sometimes fruit. At home the shops are much bigger and we have to drive to them.

 

really small things I have seen

Really small things I have seen:

wasp nest, fly, green bug, dead bee, ant, kumquat, green plant

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Climbing Pacaya!

Today I got to go on a 2-hour car ride and climb Pacaya.

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What happens if you eat Street Food In Guatemala

 

  Today I ate street food (papusas) and I got a horrible stomachache for nearly a week. We (well, not we) thought it would be fine because there were all sorts of people eating them. When the other tourists nearby saw us, they probably assumed it was fine, and they ate it too. Oops. The moral of the story? Don’t eat the street food. How to stay safe – make sure the food you eat is cooked, washed in clean water, and made with good ingredients. And if you get sick for more than a week, you’ll want to see a professional. Well, anyways, it was not a nice thing, because my parents said it would be fine (Great job, mom) and I really wish I hadn’t done that.

Don’t eat street food. Really.

 

Debujos de Frutas de Guatemala


We eat a lot of fruits in Guatemala. Some are fruits I have eaten before, but sometimes we get to try new fruits. It is exciting to try new fruits because you don’t know what they are going to taste like. Some fruits look good but they are not always good. Some fruits look bad but they taste good. For example, the Granadilla looked orange on the outside and was gray, black, and slimy on the inside. I was brave and I ate it. It tasted like a pomegranate. It was a little tangy and very sweet with a lot of juice.

 

How Tamale Day Works in Guatemala and Other Explanations

Saturday Is Tamale Day:

If you got here on Saturday you’re probably wondering why half of the houses have blinking red lights on them. That means they are seeing the apocalypse on their radar…. Just kidding, it means they are selling tamales! These houses usually have their own family recipes and they can be some of the best tamales you have ever had!

Drink The Coffee Even If You Don’t Like Coffee:

The coffee here is AMAZING. Even if you don’t like it or you never tried it, you will love it once you have it here. They have some of the best coffee in the world. Also, you can squish the coffee berry (featured above) and then suck on the juice to discover some of the true secrets about coffee.

How a Chicken Bus Works:

You get on and the second you do, the bus starts moving really fast, and it isn’t very comfortable on a cobblestone road. Then you get in a seat next to a random person (assuming you’re alone) and 2 seconds later the next stop comes. You want to be up the stop before, because you have about 15 seconds before the door closes. Then you walk to your destination (assuming you were on the right bus, I will talk about that later) and hope it is at least a 5 minute walk because otherwise you will end up in the blistering hot sun and if you have kids, you’re in big trouble.

How To Find The Right Bus:

You always want to make sure the bus is pointing in the direction you want it to go, otherwise you might go to Guatemala City or some other town many miles away from you’re destination. Then you want to look at the top of the bus (don’t let your mom do it, I learned this by personal experience) and it should say the destination you wish to go to.

Get Used To Slow Internet:

If you want fast internet, it will cost a lot of money. Cope with the slow internet. If you want to play Clash Royale, you’re in luck, because it is one of the only games that works. Even web browsers are slow. If you want to even upload photos, it will at least take 15 minutes for only a handful of photos.
I hope you enjoyed my post, and I wish you all a good day!

 

10 Tips for getting internet in Guatemala

Whatever the use most people nowadays use internet for EVERYTHING, seriously your calendar, your friends birthdays, entertainment, information, your social media accounts and news about the outside world, it all depends on internet. Have you ever thought of the word internet? It’s a pretty weird word inter means to bury someone and net is a rope mesh so are you burying people in nets? The answer is no, of course not who would do that? Anyways… we use this “internet” to do pretty much everything and if you may realize, internet is not the most common thing in a developing country such as Guatemala. Most of guatemala’s population lives day to day and many people can’t afford even a real house so internet? Finding internet can be tough but with my ten tips you can find that internet! Or go bury people with nets.

  1. Try sitting closer to your router and switching of Bluetooth, this really helps sometimes.
  2. Move around, figure out where the nearest tower is and move closer to it.
  3. Maybe your best bet is to try out a local internet provider such as Tigo although this can be an expensive alternative.
  4. Does your hotel have internet?
  5. Try and live without (this is really hard).
  6. Try to not use as many devices – the internet connection is faster if less people use it or less bandwidth is being used.
  7. Look for a McDonald’s or some place with free wifi.
  8. Can’t connect? Try restarting your device, reconnecting, or resetting your connection.
  9. Ask someone who knows more about this topic then I do. (My Dad)
  10. Clash Royale takes surprisingly little bandwidth!

That was 10 sort of too not really helpful tips on getting internet. Greetings from Guatemala! I hope this article finds you are safe at home with internet reading this blog and wondering what kind of crazy people go to a place with no internet.

 

Volcano Erupting


During bible distribution, I was sitting on the side of the street when I saw a volcano erupting. It was quiet. Just smoke puffing out of the top. This volcano is called Fuego and it erupts “everyday”.  I was surprised because it was sudden but quiet. My mama was very excited too. My brothers did not see it but I told them about it.