My trip to Guatemala is still 2 months away, but it suddenly feels more official since I just purchased my plane ticket. I hope it's o.k. that I subscribed all of you who read my Thailand blog. I have some time now on my Christmas vacation, so I'm setting up my blog. This freezing cold, snowy weather makes me dream of the day I land in Guatemala City.
A little background on this trip... I'm doing something different than I ever have before. I'm going with a travel group through a company called "Play it Forward, adventure travel with a moral compass". We will be doing a service project in a community outside of Guatemala City. We'll be helping build a home for a family. We will work on the project for 4 full days and the other 4 days we will be kayaking, hiking and biking. I'm really excited to try something different with my travels. I found out about this company during the Grand Old Day 5 K. They had their booth set up and the title & slogan caught my eye as I ran by. I returned later in the day and was immediately sold on the idea of doing adventure travel while also giving something to the community in which we will be staying. Time to try something new. It will also be nice to have the arrangements ie..accomodations and transportation, all set up for me. That will be a welcome change from my previous travels.
I won't write again until just before I leave, so stay tuned for further updates!
I'll be leaving on February 20th and returning on March 1st.