Back of Pyramid in Xunantunich
Author
JULIE BLEAU
This morning, we woke-up early as usual with the songs of the birds and the sounds of the geckos. At breakfast, Ginger and Iris, the Hotel's cats, greeted us and after took a nap on the deck. It …
Our kayak guide - we paid him in Oreos
Author
Laura Cahill
We woke up to frosted tents, filled our bellies with instant coffee and quinoa pancakes, then started out on our hike to the Queua Sundur Valley. We headed up the valley through town passing children …
Underwater at Rock Pool water hole!
Author
Monica Laflin
After breakfast, one of the Canadian college professors invited us to see what they had caught on their hikes last night. We were able to touch and/or hold a tree snake and a rhinoceros beetle. It …
On  our way to the top of Pyramid in Xunantunich
Author
JULIE BLEAU
After our day break, we woke up early with the birds' and geckos' sounds. . . quite a nice way to start the morning when on vacation. We prepared our bag for the afternoon: Kayak Adventure on the …
Kayaking at Llachon, Lake Titicaca - support boat
Author
Laura Cahill
Today we headed to Chinchero for mountain biking to our first campsite. Before we hopped on the bikes we stopped to visit some women who specialize in the fiber arts. They showed us their work and …
bedroom in a Cabana
Author
Monica Laflin
The students are in the process of packing what they will need for 3 days/2nights in Cockscomb. We have to empty out the cabanas as Pook's Hill Lodge is booked for the time we are at Cockscomb. …
Strangling vines in Xunantunich
Author
JULIE BLEAU
This morning, we woke-up without alarm clock. It was very nice to just take it easy and have nothing planned for the day except to relax. After a relaxing breakfast time, we grabbed our books, …
Llachon - Lake Titicaca
Author
Laura Cahill
We had an earlier morning start and headed out to the river for a day of rafting. We lucked out with a sunny day, still not warm enough to swim, but not chilly. After we geared up and had a paddle …
A traditional looking bathroom
Author
Monica Laflin
7AM departure. UGH! LONG and rough drive over dirt and gravel roads. First, we visited one of the largest caves in Belize, the Rio Frio Cave. The students climbed all over the rocks at the cave. …
Human-powered ferry across the Rio Macal to the Xunantunich ruins
Author
JULIE BLEAU
This morning, the alarm clock went off at 3:40 a.m. giving us plenty of time to do our business and get ready for our departure at 4:00 a.m. Hartfield was our driver from Hopkins, Belize to the …
Tourist boats waiting to leave the port
Author
Laura Cahill
Today is a day for Cusco. What a gorgeous city! We met up with our guide, Juan Barrios, and the rest of our group and headed out on the town. Slowly but surely we headed up the hill to sacsayhuaman, …
Alex and a Machete. . . Yeah. . . we were scared too
Author
Monica Laflin
Only Ryan, Mitch and I went on the 9AM jungle hike. They wanted to use their new machetes to help clear the trail. Mike (Miguel) gave them major pointers and they were happy campers. We saw more …
Pyramid-Cahal Pech
Author
JULIE BLEAU
This morning, we had time to relax and enjoy breakfast because our departure time was at 8:00 a.m. I was a little nervous because it's been nearly a year last time I went diving in the Caribbean. The …
TukTuk - Our ride from the hotel to the pier
Author
Laura Cahill
Today is mostly a travel day - we boarded a comfy bus to head to Cusco. It was great to see more of Peru and see the change in geography. We made a couple of sight seeing stops along the way. We …
The little friend we made in the forest.
Author
Monica Laflin
We left at our usual time, 8AM. UGH! We did stop by the local flea market (only open 2 days a week) in Belmopan City on our way to the orphanage. Some of the items the students decided to purchase, …
Cahal Pech-Bottom of Pyramid
Author
JULIE BLEAU
This birding adventure started at 6:00 a.m. with our guide Golden. He drove us to the Mayflower Bocawina National Park about 15 minutes away from Hamanasi Hotel. Armed with our mosquito repellent …
Peruvian beer time with Jackie Lope
Author
Laura Cahill
We said our goodbyes to our Amantani family, and headed back to Puno. We made a stop at the Uros floating islands - super cool! It feels like walking on a water bed. They make their islands, houses, …
Hanging out in the lounge.
Author
Monica Laflin
Only 4 students opted to go to the orphanage today-Kelsey, Chiara, Sam and Nicole. The rest decided to go to the construction site. Still very HOT and HUMID today! At the orphanage there was less …
Cahal Pech- Court Yard
Author
JULIE BLEAU
This morning at 5:00 a.m. we were up and ready to get some breakfast before taking the boat to the Great Blue Hole at 6 a.m. It was a nice boat ride to the Great Blue Hole, starting with a nice …