Central America, Spring ^10

January 24, 2010

Sunday in Xela / Pictures

Filed under: Uncategorized — samanthabass @ 8:04 pm

On volcano for 12 hours. For about five hours, before the sun starting coming up, all we had was light from our flashlights. And as we got higher up the trees thinned and we could see the lights from the city. A lot of people were camping on top of the volcano, we shared a fire pit with a family that had been there for four days. As the sun came out, a group of Mayans started a religious ceremony. From the top of the dormant volcano, we could see the top of the nearby volcano which erupted every half hour. During the eruption it made a little bit of noise and then shot out a big cloud of smoke. On the walk back we passed a lot of families hiking to the top for the day, and some donkeys carrying wood at the bottom. A dog followed us the entire way up and down.

This morning our group met our families. I only met my host-dad because my host-mom and siblings are out for the day. He said they have four kids ages 13, 10, 6 and 2. They have a really nice house, close to the school. Breakfast at 6:30 am. Classes start tomorrow.taken at the mid-point of our hikesitting around the fire with our new friendszoomed in, from top of Santa Mariaart the children made at the garbage-dump school in Guatemala CityIMAX too!"When the Guatemalans unite, the future begins to smile upon us"followed us up and down the mountain



  1. We love the pictures..tell us who everbody is…great to talk to you today. Enjoy yor class tomorrow!!! It looks beautiful there..love, Mom

    Comment by Mark Bass — January 25, 2010 @ 1:44 am

  2. Facinating; pics are great; love to read about
    the people you meet.
    Love, Grandma and Grandpa

    Comment by Cyndi and Dave Davis — January 26, 2010 @ 2:28 pm

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