To begin this blog on an honest note, I must confess that I am not a traveler. Having lived in Georgia my whole life, I never really got out much. I have traveled to other states within the southeastern US, but nothing else very exciting. I did go on a cruise to the Bahamas once, but I was sick the whole time so I didn’t get to experience it the way I would have liked. So when I was offered the opportunity to travel to Guatemala for a summer internship, I was immediately excited to see a new country and experience a new culture. Once I landed from what I can only describe as a miserable flight, I began a new journey in a new city.
My first really interesting experience in Guatemala was the micro trip to Chaquijyá. It was very small and uncomfortable because I am a tall girl and there was not a lot of room for my long legs and big feet! I was also feeling a little car sick from all the winding roads, but nothing I couldn´t handle. I felt much better once I got to the schools and assisted with teaching English to teachers and young children. My favorite part of the day was definitely being with the kids. They were so adorable and very welcoming to the new interns, myself included. If the rest of my time here in Guatemala is anything like the experience I had teaching, I am definitely looking forward to it.