[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]by Erwin Colli Chayax, OG's Hub Administrator in San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala.[/vc_column_text][vc_tweetmeme share_via="ogbackpackers"][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="5" down="20"][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text]English Hands that give color, life and meaning to the traditional huipiles of San...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]by Erwin Colli Chayax, OG's Hub Administrator in San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala.[/vc_column_text][vc_tweetmeme share_via="ogbackpackers"][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="5" down="20"][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text]English Meet Juan Henry Chavajay: a Maya Tzutujil painter and muralist who uses his...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]by Erwin Colli Chayax, OG's Hub Administrator in San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala.[/vc_column_text][vc_tweetmeme share_via="ogbackpackers"][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="5" down="20"][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text]English Meet Bonnie Chavajay: a young community educator is showing kids in San Juan that...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]by Erwin Colli Chayax, OG's Hub Administrator in San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala.[/vc_column_text][vc_tweetmeme share_via="ogbackpackers"][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="5" down="20"][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text]English Meet Brenda Sucely Garcia Peneleu. A young Tz’utujil Maya activist from San Pedro...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]Interview by Erwin Colli Chayax, OG's Hub Administrator in San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala. Editing by Ben Sampson, Director of Programs.[/vc_column_text][vc_tweetmeme share_via="ogbackpackers"][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="5" down="20"][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Meet Rodrigo Ponce: an entrepreneur...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]by Erwin Colli Chayax, OG's Hub Administrator in San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala.[/vc_column_text][vc_tweetmeme share_via="ogbackpackers"][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="5" down="20"][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text]English Meet Lesly Bizarro, a young indigenous Tzutujil breaks social paradigms through her academic...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]by Erwin Colli Chayax, OG's Hub Administrator in San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala.[/vc_column_text][vc_tweetmeme share_via="ogbackpackers"][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="5" down="20"][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text]English Meet Ana Cholotio Hernandez, a young Juanera businesswoman who combines her profession and her...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]by Erwin Colli Chayax, OG's Hub Administrator in San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala.[/vc_column_text][vc_tweetmeme share_via="ogbackpackers"][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="5" down="20"][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text]English Meet Juana Mendoza, part of two generations of Tz’utujil Mayan artisans preserving the...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]by Erwin Colli Chayax, OG's Hub Administrator in San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala.[/vc_column_text][vc_tweetmeme share_via="ogbackpackers"][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="5" down="20"][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text]English Meet Mely Mendoza, a third generation musician who uses her voice to advocate...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]Operation Groundswell is working with Alma de Colores to support their members and organization in this difficult time. If you are able to purchase a meal or few from Alma for just $5 each, you can...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]by Erwin Colli Chayax, OG's Hub Administrator in San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala. This article is also available in Spanish on Facebook, here.[/vc_column_text][vc_tweetmeme share_via="ogbackpackers"][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="5" down="20"][vc_column_text] This article is part of a weekly series of...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]escrito por Erwin Colli Chayax, administrador del Hub de OG en San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala. Este artículo también está disponible en Inglés, aquí.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="5" down="20"][vc_column_text]Guatemala está conformada por 22 departamentos y 340 municipios. Existen...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]by Erwin Colli Chayax, OG's Hub Administrator in San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala. This article is also available in Spanish, here.[/vc_column_text][vc_tweetmeme share_via="ogbackpackers"][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="5" down="20"][vc_column_text]Guatemala is made up of 22 departments and 340 municipalities. There...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="5" down="20"][vc_column_text] When we travel, we often remember the people and stories that changed our lives. I’ve been lucky to meet a number of such people in my adventures around the world. In the moment and days and...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]We talked to Gillian  to hear about her OG adventure in Guatemala in 2018. Here are the highlights of her program, tips for travel and reflections!  My name is Gillian Fairles, and I’m from Ontario Canada. I am a...