FC: My Life in Guatemala 2006-2009
1: In 2006, I accepted a teaching position at an international school called Colegio Maya, in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The three years I spent in the country, changed the course of my life forever. I had many adventures, learned loads of new things, and met some pretty remarkable people. This book is a photo diary of the time that I spent living there. Guatemala vivirá en mi corazón para siempre. Christina Vogeley
2: First priority - find a place to call home | Cookie felt right at home
3: Next - get to know the country First stop, Antigua, Guatemala | Amy Exah, Cudjoe and Seli
4: On to Lago de Atitlan where we stayed at Casa del Mundo in the middle of the lake.
5: This lake is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world, and it is not hard to see why.
6: Chichicastenango is the largest market in Guatemala (and quite the tourist trap)
7: Guatemala has many active volcanoes, so I couldn't pass up the opportunity to climb one! This is Volcan Pacaya...
8: Alejandro Paul Corinne Bergmann | Kate Dunigan-Atlee Jamie Hamlin Aaron Bergmann
9: Lava!! Up close and personal! We even "made" our own rocks! | Om the way back... Waffle House?
10: Next trip - Semuc Champey with Jamie | Fantastic hostel
11: Crystal clear, warm water surrounded by amazing scenery, what more could you ask for?
12: Rio Dulce and Livingston
13: Always time to dance | These kids wanted us to pay them to take their picture...
14: November 1 is Todos Santos, in San Juan Sacatepequez, they hold a festival featuring giant, handmade kites...
15: They also paint gravesites to honor their ancestors | Winners of the "Miss Mayan Guatemala" pageants | Everyone has to buy a kite
16: For Thanksgiving, Malka came to visit me and we went to Monterrico | baby sea turtles!
18: At Christmas, Mom and Sam came to visit! | Someone dressed as a tamale and Pepto Bismal driving around Guatemala City... | We went to the zoo in the city
19: First stop on their visit, Rio Dulce
20: Stopping for lunch on Christmas Eve then on to... Tikal!
22: We might have taken a wrong turn on the way to the temples...
23: No joke, the sign said "no pooping" Temples of Tikal
24: Climbing temples is fun! | Even if a little scary...
25: Loving the wildlife
26: On the way out, we stopped for souvenirs and met some very cute kids | Interesting ferry ride in Sayaxche, and very scary trip through the mountains
27: In Coban! | Exhausted after the trip from Tikal, first item, coffee plantation tour!
28: Took a tour of an orchid plantation and Sam made a friend!
29: Some fun random pics of friends
30: Hanging out at one of our favorite places, Shaharasada
33: Thanksgiving dinner and I cooked!
36: Celeste and Beto's wedding
38: My students at their community service project
40: While there, I got really into couchsurfing, this is a party I hosted.
41: Prom at Colegio Maya!
42: Xela with friends Fuentes Georginas
43: I was in a play, "All I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten"
44: Pics of my students
45: Nothing says love like a good going away party
47: This is a lesson in how a chair breaks...
48: Another Colegio Maya prom Ryce and I
49: Finca El Paraiso and Rio Dulce with Ryce
50: Mom came one more time to help me move on to my next adventure
51: One day old giraffe | Life is good