Lava Marshmellows

Nothing tastes quite like a volcano roasted over an active volcanic vent. On Thursday Alex and I visited the Pacaya Volcano, which is one of the three active volcanoes in Guatemala. It’s about an hour-long climb, maybe 500 meters up, and actually pretty difficult. The combination of the altitude (we ended around 2,500 meters), the […]

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Chicken Buses Make Me Feel Ugly, and This is Tragic Because I am a Goddess

or: Angry Feminist Rants Because Stranger Proposed to Her on the Street Perspective is important in all things. I’m cautious, sometimes overly so, about criticizing other countries and cultures. My perspective as a white outsider is always biased, and it always lacks the depth of understanding that a native of that country or culture possesses. […]

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Update:

That’s a Chilean recluse (a little flattened) and I guess it’s my time to die. I am not sleeping tonight or ever again because that bad boy ran out from under my bed. Sweet dreams! Jules

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Why You Should Never, Ever be Nice to Strangers, and Why Eight-Year-Olds are the Worst™

So I was on my way home from getting lunch. I was crossing one of the main streets in Antigua, which is two roads, moving in opposite directions, divided in the middle by a stretch of sidewalk dotted with small gardens surrounding trees and bordered by short fences. It’s a cute space. I was waiting […]

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The Chilean Recluse

Nothing terribly interesting happened today (I worked ten-ish hours at the school, saw El Volcan de Fuego spewing smoke, tore my feet to shreds) so let me tell you a tale of ages past. So before we went to Chile, they sent us a big packet with all the information we might need about the […]

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