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The Mayan Experience: Life at Lake Atitlan

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Some time ago, I spent a year living in a beautiful place called Lake Atitlan, located in Guatemala. During this time I was lucky to find a dear friend, Petronela, and she invited me to her home in the hills of Santa Catarina, one of the 13 communities surrounding the lake. She worked in a hat and a weaving shop while her older sister and mother were artisan[...]

DIY Sunday: making fun luggage charms

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Ever have a problem spotting your luggage on airport carousels? I know that whenever I fly, I have to keep a close eye out for my over-size, dark-colored suitcase because it always seems to blend in with all the rest. Often by the time I've noticed it's come my way, it's already gone by, so I have to wait for another rotation. And each time, while looking ou[...]

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