Monday, June 25, 2007

Volunteering in Guatemala

After a long transatlantic flight, I am slowly recovering from the jet lag. On the flight from Mexico City to Guate, I was positively surprised as I was suddenly given a seat in business class even though I only had an economy ticket. One thing that struck me was that on the way from the airport to our house, our driver ignored all red lights, besides there were almost no people in the streets at around midnight on a Saturday night on one of the major avenues (the 7th) of a capital city.

My volunteering placement in Guatemala City started today. It is a good opportunity to help people and develop new skills. The other volunteers at our base are from the United States and Canada. My Spanish is coming back after months with little practice.

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