Laguna Lachua - Paradise Found December 10th 2012 200 meters shy of the entrance to Laguna Lachua I grabbed my pack from the bed and waved farewell to the three kind men in the white beater pickup truck. These friendly chaps had taken pity on me, this pathetic foreigner standing on the side of the road so early in the chilly morning, hand waving frantically for anyone to give her a lift. The clouds were low, the weather was nippy, but my spirits ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Guatemala » Verapaz Region The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experience... ... read more
Left the USA on October 10, 2006 and at the time of writing (May 24, 2008) I have no definite plans of going back for a while. Too much of the world to see, too many new friends to make, too many new cultures and languages to understand. Work can wait. My life can not.
I'm a bare-bones budget traveler, getting around by hitch-hiking, taking local chicken buses and sleeping in cheap hostels or occasionally on the floor of kind locals. I have been blessed to experience what I have thus far on my journey.
Traveling and volunteering my way around the world has become a lifestyle choice for m... full info