We’ve landed and will now see how fast we can get through customs and to our gate. Game on.
May 28, 2016
All aboard and healthy. Many looking forward to Cuban food in Miami airport, not to mention get back to KC.
May 26, 2016
May 26, 2016
May 23, 2016
Posole is what this restaurant is known for (hominy and chicken soup). The downtime today clearly refreshed and energized the group. Some will be participating in a big hike (Vega del Volcan) tomorrow and we will all end up at the ecotourist cabin where we will be for two days.
May 22, 2016
We had our spirits and minds thoroughly moved, confused, focused, questioning, etc., by the sharing of the Mam community in San Miguel Ixhatuacán about the issues surrounding gold and silver mining in this area. Water pollution of rivers via cyanide poisoning (part of production process), the “killing of the earth” through fracking, mass removal of mountains, and the ways in which labor, cultural, and community relations are being changed by outsiders from North America (in this case Goldcorp in Canada). One comment made by our group looking down the enormous bowl in the land was that “this looks like a mass grave, a holocaust of the earth”. In this part of the trip, students are clearly sending the realities of structural violence within these Mam communities.
May 20, 2016
After two meaningful days of connection with the Ixil people, university, campesinos, youth, and host families, we are on our way to Zunil for a dip in the springs and a grand lunch. Without showers for two days and sharing twin beds, you can imagine the memories being made and excitement to clean up. Our hike through Salquil yesterday was magnificent, hopefully many will be sharing pictures and videos with you via other social media.