Plenty beer had been drunk during the 6 months prior to our arrival in Honduras. We enjoyed most of the national lagers in Guatemala, Mexico and Belize but none of them were anything to write home about. Central America is not known for its beer so we were surprised to hear about two different craft breweries in Honduras Continue reading “Craft beer in Honduras”
We’ve had a lot of men on this ere Music Monday. I’ve so far only picked songs that either we’ve heard out and about on our travels, on the buses, in peoples homes, in bars, cafes and restaurants, or have been recommended to us by someone from the country we’re in. Lots of great stuff, plenty of pretty cheesy pop but definitely not a whole lot of women. I wanted to find some female artists to share with you and I was sure they were out there. They were. I have never heard this artist played in Guatemala except when I’ve been subjecting hostels to my playlists but she is Guatemalan and she rocks.
Rebeca Lane is a feminist, Guatemalan, anarchist, gay, hip hop artist and this video includes happy and carefree public breastfeeding. I wonder why we haven’t heard her more on the radio?
This track is called Bandera Negra, or Black Flag.
Although technically a part of Guatemala, Livingston feels like a different country. Situated on the Caribbean coast in the east of the country it is a mainly Garifuna community. Continue reading “Livingston and Garifuna cooking”
Antigua, originally called Santiago de los Caballeros, was founded by the Spanish in 1543 as the capital city of Guatemala. But in 1776, after suffering periodic earthquakes for more than 200 years, they decided to move the capital to its present day location. Continue reading “Old Guatemala”
At Lake Atitlan I decided to get into the spirit of things and joined Brooke and Jake, friends from the farm, on a one day Wild Fermentation course with Love Probiotics.
My experience of fermenting Continue reading “WILD Fermentation in San Marcos La Laguna”
“Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it”
– obligatory Gandhi quote
Are we more effective trying to push for change to be made by those with the power to shift society? Or is it better to lead by example and demonstrate an alternative? Continue reading “Permaculture vs Activism”
So, when we were at Lake Atitlan in Guatemala we did a course in Permaculture at a sweet little farm called Atitlan Organics. It was a brilliant course, and we stayed a while after as volunteers, picking up still more skills. One of the down right most useful and real things we learned was how to kill a chicken for eating. Continue reading “How to Kill a Chicken”
After a few weeks studying spanish and a few weeks travelling around Mexico, we decided it was time to get our hands dirty. So we headed to the village of Tzununá, on the edge of lake Atitlan, in order to volunteer at the Atitlan Organics permaculture farm. Continue reading “Green fingers, dirty hands”