Tag Archives: Perspective

Any Dirt on Being an American Traveler?

Have you felt any prejudice against Americans increase over the last 5 years. Do you have any interesting stories to tell about ‘near misses’ that you can share. Whats the dirt. Continue reading

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Psychedelic Spiritual Experience?

When we visited Huautla, it did not have any hippie type of feel, and people were very secretive and almost protective of Julieta. There were stories of how Maria Sabina had betrayed the indigenous for… Continue reading

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Starfish One by One Empowers Young Women

We are doing one thing – girls empowerment — and given our model, we cannot expand beyond 300. We want to do a lot for a few instead of doing a little for a lot. ‘The Girl Effect’ is the best way to tackle the otherwise daunting list of problems in Guatemala like malnutrition, environmental degradation, or economic exclusion. Continue reading

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A Reader’s Commentary on Health Care in the U.S.

It’s become impossible for me to think clearly here. I’m stressed out and upset all the time. I think we’ll try to get our lives here wrapped up as much as possible and head for Antigua so I can… Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons To “Sit” through Retirement

If you would like to add travel to your retirement lifestyle, try house sitting. This professional house sitter offers 10 Top Reasons to do so. Continue reading

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Lodging and Local Happenings in Panajachel

Are you renting an apartment for this long stay. Would you mind revealing how much you pay per month and I would love to hear how the expat community, and you, are involved in local happenings. Continue reading

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Identifying Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing

I know bad things happen everywhere, including the U.S. I also recognize that the majority of native Latin Americans, as well as expats are goodhearted peopled. Do you all have any suggestions about how to identify wolves in sheep’s clothing? Continue reading

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Installing Solar Coffee Bean Driers – Guatemala

Bored in retirement? Enjoy this guest post by Ben Etnier who helped install solar coffee bean driers at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala for the local Maya coffee workers. Mix adventure with helping others. Continue reading

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Spending My Retirement Helping Others

Where is the least expensive place I can retire and live like a king and help the people and children of that area? I have retired and am looking to maybe do like you all did for a while. Travel around for low dollars and live well with people. Continue reading

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First Hand Account – Feb. 6th Earthquake in Cebu, Philippines

A whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on On Monday afternoon, February 6, 2012 at 11:49 AM, there was an earthquake of magnitude 6.8 centered about 100 kilometers from Cebu City. This is a city of about a million people located near … Continue reading

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