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221: Viva la Navidad! 9 Things I already miss about Mexico


Back from a Christmas mission trip to Ensenada, Mexico. Since Friday afternoon... I have been in a car for about 50 hours, which makes my already flat white girl butt even flatter and somewhat tingly with being asleep. I have... Continue Reading →

GringaDiaries: Livin la Vida Lago


We haven't had to deal with cockroaches or anything nasty for a while, so I guess we had it coming when our room was infested with bedbugs. Natasha is bearing the worst of it, a scary looking rash climbing up her arm.... Continue Reading →

GringaDiaries: Emergency Room in a 3rd World Country…Awesome


We've started a little joke on this trip...no one has to worry about anything bad happening to them, as long as I'm around. You see, I form some sort of strange buffer for other people while creating a black hole... Continue Reading →

GringaDiaries: Conquering Volcanoes, Israelis, and other Magic


The best part about traveling, besides the adventures and the sights of nature and buildings, are the people you meet and the stories they tell. Everywhere we go, we meet and adopt lovely boys that become the four or five... Continue Reading →

GringaDiaries: The one about the Bat Caves.


Today we celebrate our one month anniversary of travel in Antigua, surrounded by mountains and volcanos, lined with cobblestone streets, crumbling colonial buildings and cathedrals. Weire staying at a hostel called The Jungle Party, and our room smells like fart... Continue Reading →

GringaDiaries: A Queen on the Quetzal


The Guatemalan currency is called a quetzal, which is apparently a very elusive bird and the chosen mascot of Guate dinero. and i love it. You can pull thousands of them out of your ATM, eat the best meal of your life,... Continue Reading →

GringaDiaries: Livin’ it up in Livingston


Reporting live from Livingston, Guatemala, where I have not stopped sweating since arrival two or maybe three days ago. The constant state of sweat is the least of my worries right now, as things have not been going so well.... Continue Reading →

GringaDiaries: You betta Belize it


We got off the sailboat yesterday afternoon, but my world is still rocking. I try to look out on the horizon and find a focus but it feels like the whole world is moving. We spent three incredible days sailing through... Continue Reading →

GringaDiaries: belize


let me tell you a love story. girl meets belize. belize meets girl. girl and belize fall in love and decide to move in together. small house, covered in palm fronds, hammocks swinging gently in the breeze. they live happily... Continue Reading →

GringaDiaries: Everything you wanted to know…and then some


We´re going to Belize, baby!! This morning was the last day of school, and we've packed our belongings into our huge backpacks, and spent time contemplating the meanness that is behind the packing industry, as things such as towels and... Continue Reading →

GringaDiaries: Catching Latin Fever…


After the historical, cultural, and physical experience that was our visit to Tikal, and the educational heights we are reaching in our language classes, you might imagine we were looking for a bit more of a, how do you say,... Continue Reading →

GringaDiaries – “if your dog bites me i will burn down your house”


Time is a really big theme on this trip so far. As in; I never knew so much of it existed in the world. When relationships are your focus, and punctuality, rushing through things, etc. are totally frowned upon, you realize... Continue Reading →

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