Livingston, June 12

Doing office work in the Caribbean isn’t that bad. Imagine a desk on the second floor of a traditional wooden house on stilts, a palm tree before the window, some fishing boats and then the endless sea, not to mention deep red sunrises at five in the morning (thanks for the space, Ismael at ‘Casa Rosada’ in Livingston!). For one month I was preparing plans for an entire school made of ‘bottlebricks’ which will be built soon.

Have you ever passed a misspelled sign in English and wanted to tell the guys to correct it? This is what happened to me passing Bugamama, Ak’Tenamit’s restaurant, the other day: The sign on the shut door said ‘close’, despite Daniel’s efforts to teach them a little English they obviously needed more help. Ok, me walking in, trying to tell some students what’s wrong with the sign, getting long faces, trying again with “Hay un boligrafo porque falta un d?”, then one student wandering off to the kitchen and returning with a wooden box full of different flavours of tea. Hmm…

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Some stories of two Europeans in Guatemala and Vietnam: travelling, volunteering, working, learning… with lots of pictures. Enjoy!

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