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By Elisa Portz, Buena Onda Intern Hey all! I’m Elisa and it’s been almost three months that I’ve been back living in the United States after having lived in Guatemala for five months last semester. I did my internship (co-op) through my university located in Boston, and over various searches, I came across Buena Onda. […]

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Have you ever considered traveling to Guatemala but are afraid of what you may find there? Unfortunately, this is the opinion of many people across the world. But Guatemala has so much to offer! The country is rich with culture and natural beauty. Not only is its people warm and friendly, but you’ll be amazed […]

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By William Deboer, Buena Onda Volunteer Hello everyone! I hope all of our readers are doing well and I am glad to have the honor of one of our last logs for the trip. Today started off more relaxed than most other days so far with all of us waking up around 06:10-06:15. We all […]

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By Anderson Shamar Melendez, Buena Onda Volunteer The day started at 05:45 so we can shower and get ready to go to breakfast at Violetta’s. For breakfast, we had cereal with banana slices as toppings. After that, we made our way to the chicken bus for Brillo de Sol, which is located in San Gaspar. […]

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By James Tringale, Buena Onda Volunteer Hello to all of our followers! Today marks the first day of our final week in Guatemala! My time here has gone by so fast I am sad to leave but also excited to see my family and friends at home. Our first workday started with pancakes, watermelon, and […]

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By William Deboer, Volunteer Morning Today we all woke up at around 5:45 to go and grab a coffee and shower to get ready for work. Some of us preferred to sleep in until 6:15 to grab a little extra shuteye. We all headed over to Violleta’s for breakfast at 6:30. Today’s breakfast consisted of […]

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By James Tringale, Buena Onda Volunteer Hello to everyone following our Guatemala trip so far! Today is Saturday in Antigua, Guatemala. Our day began with a homemade breakfast at the Comedor el Peregrino cooked by Violetta. It was a typical Guatemalan breakfast of eggs, ham, beans, tortillas, and plantains: delicious! After breakfast, we headed to […]

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By Erica, a Buena Onda Volunteer I am so pleased with my experience with Buena Onda and can’t imagine a better two months in Guatemala! Having been to Guatemala three times before, I was dying to return again but I wanted to find a different organization than I had worked with in the past and […]

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