Category Archives: Indigenous Life

Flower Man

When the angle was right we could see that the flower show was being man-propelled. Continue reading

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That’s Life

Oh boy. Emotionally, I didn’t want to be here. I tried to have a light, friendly conversation on a safe topic and here I am, right in the middle of it. Continue reading

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Thinking of Volunteering on Your Trip to Thailand? Start Here!

Using these tips to prepare to volunteer in Thailand will ensure that you make the most out of your time in Thailand while having an amazing, life-changing experience. Continue reading

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A Two for One Retirement – Volunteer!

People who are planning retirement and a possible move overseas can dip their toe in the water so to speak, and take say a 3 month holiday in one of the many places mentioned and do some volunteering and sum up how they feel about the place before making a life changing decision. Continue reading

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Unlocking the “Girl Effect” in Guatemala

An educated girl can change the world. Read about the indigenous Maya educational and mentorship program in Guatemala by Starfish One by One. 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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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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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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