Unexplored Guatemala: Accidentally East

Part One: From Flores south, to Poptún Most visitors to Guatemala dart diagonally from Tikal’s ruins to colonial Antigua, via the bathing pools of Semuc Champey. Although by accepting a volunteer position at an old farm, I got the chance to linger on the country’s eastern fringes. Over the course of a month, I was treated…

History Repeating In León, Nicaragua

I wasn’t able to spend long enough in León. Nicaragua’s most northern city has long been respected as the country’s seat of intellectual and political challenge. A few days before I planned to cross the border, it started a new and important fight. Stories about the student-led uprising against Nicaragua’s sitting government flooded through to…