I went to Guatemala in late 2010 to volunteer at Maya Pedal, a non-government organization the designs and builds bicycle machines that help the locals with manual labor. Doing so opened up my eyes to the vast challenges, poverty and corruption facing this developing country that nevertheless is abound with natural beauty and personal affection.

Posts about Guatemala

12.19.11 With My Own Two Wheels Movie
01.28.11 Building Bicimaquinas
01.14.11 Volunteering at Maya Pedal
01.10.11 The Many Ways to Die in Guatemala
01.09.11 Being Poor is Expensive
01.07.11 Guatemala's Favorite Pastime: Firecrackers!
01.06.11 Encounters With the Machine Gun Men
01.03.11 The Talk With the Junta
01.03.11 Another Two-Wheeled Adventure
01.02.11 Food in Guatemala
01.01.11 Vehicles in Guatemala
12.31.10 Bicycling to Chimaltenango
12.28.10 The Sound of Silence at Maya Pedal in Guatemala
12.28.10 Spanish Bicycle Vocabulary
12.27.10 How to Open a Coconut
12.25.10 Antigua, Guatemala
12.25.10 Un Viaje a Guatemala