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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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By Becca, a Buena Onda Volunteer Long term volunteering was always a dream of mine- finding the time, resources and right organization to work through was the challenge. As a nurse wanting to be placed in a clinic where I could learn, grow and immerse myself in the culture, finding placement for a three-month stay […]

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I have always found that there’s something particularly special about pushing yourself outside your comfort zone. Whether that means going to a new country, working in a different field, or hiking through the jungle for five days, doing something scary can also be thrilling. Guatemala is a truly perfect country for having these experiences; it […]

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