Archive for Guatemala

Alternative Spring Break – Building Bottle Schools

SIPA students are an adventurous bunch.  As proof of this, some decided to spend their spring break to assist with a community development project in Guatemala.  Mynor Godoy was one of the students and he put together a great summary of their time.

To whet your appetite, here is the introduction:

Eight hours north of Guatemala’s capital city, we finally reached a plateau in Cuchumatan.  We were hit with a barren landscape; It was a far cry from the lush, green tropical scenes  promoted in the Guatemalan ecotourism pamphlet. We began the descent into the clouds in our van. The bumpy dirt road made us bounce around inside as our van hugged the turns on the winding cliff road. Finally, we came to a stop in a valley nestled by towering mountains. We had arrived in Todos Santos.

For the full write up on the trip, with many great pictures, click here.

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