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While traveling, there are many different ways to experience the area you’re in, and one way is experimenting with different kinds of traditional food. Not only is food delicious and fun, but certain meals can tell a story or show what a normal day looks like for locals. It is well worth it to trade […]

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One unspoken rule of volunteering is to focus on your work and the people you are there to help, making them your priority. However, this does not mean you shouldn’t try to experience the amazing country you are in. Visiting destinations in Guatemala before or after your volunteer time is the perfect way to take […]

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While there are obvious benefits to volunteering, such as transforming communities and helping those in need in countless ways, the advantage less talked about is the ways it changes you for the better. These effects are maximized even more so by teens, with lessons they learn and experiences they gain helping shape the person they […]

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The Christmas traditions in Guatemala are further evidence of the rich culture found in the communities throughout this country. With Christianity deeply ingrained into their society, it is no surprise that Guatemalans have some extravagant traditions to celebrate the birth of Jesus. The natives bring this annual holiday to life with an abundance of lights, […]

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Whether you are volunteering in Guatemala or visiting us on a welcomed trip, you may wonder what you need to pack along. While with Buena Onda, we’ll help prepare you for your volunteer excursion, here are five things you need for your trip to Guatemala! #1. Combination Locks Combination locks are a great way to […]

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Guatemala showcases itself as a self-made tropical country that promotes a helping hand– it welcomes tourists and volunteers as its own people. Guatemala is a tropical country as it does experience tropical weather such as dry and wet seasons throughout the year. As a volunteer, you want to be certain of what experience you will […]

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Guatemala is a Central American country south of Mexico. The impact that this country has on the rest of the world is very much underestimated as our everyday lives are practically influenced or surrounded by Guatemalan culture or the resources they have introduced to us. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about Guatemala. #1. […]

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It is no secret that Guatemala is an amazing country that keeps people coming back time and time again. But, what makes it so special to visitors and residents alike? Here are just 10 of the many reasons to fall in love with the beautiful country of Guatemala. #10. Its Rich History One of the […]

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Guatemala is an amazing country filled with rich culture, hard-working citizens, and a beautiful landscape. Unfortunately, it also stands as one of the poorest countries in Latin America. The lack of accessible and affordable education keeps illiteracy and poverty rates high. However, there are many organizations that are working to help combat this issue and […]

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2020 wasn’t filled with the dazzling trips and the cultural immersion experiences we may have hoped for. But 2021 is a new dawn, a new day, and a new opportunity to add experiences to your bucket list. We know travel may not be in the cards for everyone right now, but when the time is right, there are a few Guatemalan celebrations you NEED to add to your bucket list!

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