Category Archives: Indigenous Life

Turning Trash into Beauty

It started as a simple, volunteer training for mothers in the adult literacy program in Guatemala City. Now Creamos is a thriving business. Continue reading

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The Story of Yes

The bungalow was dark. The only sound was Papi’s rasp, breath after breath. Salvatore knew his Father’s time was near, and he was gripped with… Continue reading

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Maya 2012 End-of-the-World Prophesy

One deeply devoted Maya man in Lamanai just outside of Orangewalk, Belize assured us that the world would, indeed, be destroyed by water. Maya texts were indicative of … Continue reading

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Meeting Jesus in Guatemala

Children in these 3rd World Countries all learn to bargain and sell. It’s a survival tool that they take with them into… Continue reading

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Chile’s Dramatic Coastline

To Billy’s dismay, I’m not much of a sailor on wide open seas. However I can easily do rivers, lakes, motorboats, cruise ships and ferries in protected areas. This is great news if we… Continue reading

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The Stupidest Question in the World

On occasion when I am at my most wretched with salt caked on my face and my arms in a constant bath of sweat I ask myself… Continue reading

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Antagonist or Protector?

Billy and I had just finished some of the best tacos we have ever eaten and stopped in a nearby café to have an after-lunch cup of coffee. It’s an enjoyable way to have our lunch digest a bit and … Continue reading

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We Are Wealthy Beyond Belief

Those of us who live in the U.S. oftentimes forget how wealthy we truly are. That might sound trite, but consider how valuable having running water is to your life. You don’t have to carry it up from the stream every day which happens to be half-a-mile away. Continue reading

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Working 3rd World Children

One of the things Billy and I notice in our travels is how involved children are in providing for themselves or in bringing income to the home.

Family businesses, no matter what they are, will find children right on the scene, contributing or growing up along side. Continue reading

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Laundry Day at Lago Atitlan, Guatemala

Visit our website at Retire Early Lifestyle for more information on travel, early retirement and lifestyle. Traveling to other countries offers us the opportunity to appreciate how much we have been given. Here, Maya women do their laundry in the … Continue reading

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