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May I introduce: Rigo, a tour guide in Todos Santos, Guatemala

May I introduce: Rigo, a tour guide in Todos Santos, Guatemala

Todos Santos is a village in the highlands of western Guatemala, about a two-hour bus ride from the state capital Huehuetenango. The setting is quite spectacular and so are the people, who are largely indigenous, … Read entire article »

In Todos Santos, all the saints are celebrated on Nov. 1

In Todos Santos, all the saints are celebrated on Nov. 1

Don’t bring a suitcase on wheels,” my daughter Jessica told me. “You’ll never be able to pull it up the hill to the house”. When I got off the bus in Todos Santos, a village in … Read entire article »

Volunteering in Guatemala – Blog 4 of 4

Volunteering in Guatemala – Blog 4 of 4

Last week Faith and I went to Honduras to visit Jen, another CAUSE intern, and to learn about CAUSE’s programs there. From Todos Santos we had to travel for three days to reach Ciriboya, the … Read entire article »

Volunteering in Guatemala – Blog 3 of 4

Volunteering in Guatemala – Blog 3 of 4

Faith and I are officially half way through our internship. I can’t believe how fast the time is flying by – it feels like I arrived in Guatemala just yesterday. Since CAUSE works in two … Read entire article »

Volunteering in Guatemala – Blog 2 of 4

Volunteering in Guatemala – Blog 2 of 4

The advancement of women certainly follows a different path here in Guatemala than in Canada. A way here to increase a woman’s confidence and make her feel valuable is to encourage her to take part … Read entire article »

Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua, Guatemala

It took little time or effort for me to be fascinated by Antigua when I visited there 13 years ago and knew it was a place I would return to. I had visions of me … Read entire article »

Volunteering in Guatemala – Blog 1 of 4

Volunteering in Guatemala – Blog 1 of 4

Jessica Sunter lived and worked in two indigenous communities in the western highlands of Guatemala – Comitancillo, San Marcos and Todos Santos, Huehuetenango – for eight months in 2010 on an internship with CAUSE Canada … Read entire article »

Guatemala Itinerary

Guatemala Itinerary

Guatemala is a country in Latin America that is small in size but rich in traditions, culture, languages, and architecture. I first went to Guatemala with my husband and daughter in 1997, not long after … Read entire article »