Category: Central America

Campos & Coronas

Antigua in the ominous shadow of Volcan Agua  Antigua, known to me as Guatemalan Disneyland, was once the country’s capital and remains a colonial jewel nestled between 3 of Guatemala’s most iconic and notorious volcano’s (Agua, Fuego, and Pacaya). After bursting out the doors of

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The Guate Kickoff

On July 5th, trip leaders Ben and Jay were thrilled to finally welcome the rest of the crew to Guatemala City and officially kick off the second ever Operation Groundswell Guatemala program. After a day of flight arrivals in the capital, the eleven of us

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A Tale of Two Trip Leaders

After several months of planning from Toronto, Operation Groundswell Guatemala trip leaders Ben Sampson and Jay Wall headed to Guatemala in mid-June for two weeks of in-country preparations affectionately known as pre-con. They visited communities across Guatemala to finalize logistics of transport, accommodations, activities, and

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Looking Ahead to Guatemala 2011

Today, with 8 weeks until the official start of Operation Groundswell Guatemala 2011, I’m celebrating an anniversary. One year ago, I arrived in Guatemala City as a member of the OG Guatemala 2010 crew. Whether I expected to or not, I began to fall in

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Nearing the end for OG Guatemala 2010

I can´t believe how quickly the trip has gone by! Given that we haven’t been all that good at writing blogs (!) , why don’t I do a quick recap of our past five weeks! (I´m sure you´ll hear more details upon our return!) Our

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Guatemala….coming soon…

Hi all Guatemala followers, Just wanted to give you a quick update. I spoke with the team yesterday and all seems to be doing well still. They will be giving a full blog post soon but for now please know that they are all safe

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The rains are slowing…

Hi faithful followers, David Berkal here, writing from OG-central. I have just touched base with Dima and Jonathan, our two Guatemala trip leaders and they have asked that I post for them. You may have seen on the news that there have been some torrential

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It all begins in Guatemala

Hi everyone, It all begins. We will be writing blog entries weekly to capture what is happening in our group over our time here in Guatemala. Participants are eager to share their experiences and keep you, the reader, abreast of our adventures and the things

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