Matt In Guatemala

This blog represents the personal experience of one MCH (Maternal and Child Health) Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Guatemala from 2015 to 2017. The opinions expressed here are neither those of the Peace Corps nor of the U.S. or Guatemalan Governments.

Category: Guatemalan Culture

These posts highlight some fascinating features of Guatemalan culture that I have been priviledged to experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer living Guatemala.

Field Trip to Guatemala City! Part 1

Last week I was fortunate to be able to go on a VAC (Volunteer Advisory Council) sponsored trip to Guatemala…

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Field Based Training and Pan Mojado!

A lot has happened in my town in the month of April, my biggest event was an opportunity to host…

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Thanksgiving in Guatemala: Catching Fire

This is the second Thanksgiving I’ve spent in Guatemala, the first was a day after I, and everyone else in…

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Guatemalan Culture: Fijese que . . .

So, here’s a photo of a really cool sticker that my sitemate Adam, a fellow PCV who lives in my…

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El Dia de Todos Los Santos in My Site

I had been anticipating celebrating Todos Los Santos Day, or November 1st, in my town for weeks, a sure-fire way…

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Saying Bon Appetite in Spanish: Buen Provecho!

One of the first polite pieces of conversation we learned as Peace Corps Trainees in Guatemala is the tradition of…

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Tomales, Tomallitos and Chuchitos in Guatemala!

There are many different corn-based dishes in Guatemala that Peace Corps Colunteers will get a chance to taste besides the…

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Marimba Band in Mall in Xela!

I had to go to Xela this weekend to get some supplies and ran into a Marimba playing in the…

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First Corn of this Year’s Harvest!

My host family graciously gave me two corn on the cobs which they recently harvested from their corn field, most…

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School Bands Compete in Lead Up to Guatemala’s September 15th Independence Day

One of the great things about being a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala is being able to take part in…

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