Posted by: Project MicroMundo | January 19, 2012

So You Thought It Was Over?!

Dearest readers, happy 2012! I bet you didn’t expect to be hearing from me!

It’s hard to believe that over a year has passed since two-thirds of Project MicroMundo left Guatemala. A lot has happened since then, both with the people you got to know through our travels, as well as with us. A short blog post wouldn’t do justice to all the updates in Guatemala, but I’ll get to that later. As for us, Steph has been braving the law school trenches, Jess has been working in the Latin America sector of her marketing company and teaching English as a second language on weekends, and I’ve been working at a consulting firm and studying dance.

On to the punch line, though. As you’ve probably already guessed by now, I’m going for a visit! This time the trip will be just two weeks long, and two musketeers short. But that doesn’t change the fact that I am thrilled and in gear to get some work done! I am leaving this Saturday and will be spending first a week in Panajachel with Mayan Families, and then a week in San Andrés with the host family and the English/French/dance students.

I will do my best to revisit the people you’ve come to know and that we’ve come to deeply care about. Inevitably there will be new people to meet and more stories to share. Sure, two weeks is not much, but the things that we achieved last time—thanks to your virtual company—give me a lot of optimism.

I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas. Please stay tuned, and don’t forget to subscribe! ¡Hasta luego amigos!

… And as a sneak peak/refresher, here are some of the people and things I am looking forward to:

The Chiquirin family, whom Mayan Families helps out a lot

the view from the Chable host family home in San Andrés

and of course Pedro and the rest of the ancianos in the Elderly Care Program:

Pedro in his new room, funded by the generosity of readers

And here is one thing I am not looking forward to (alongside cold showers):

San Andrés streets.


  1. The crazy dancing lady from Central America returns. Good luck Ronnie. Looks like it will be a farewell for Mateo as well. Hi to Jess and Steph. Don’t envy you pushing up the steep streets in the heat, all worth it when you get to the top of the hill.

    Tim from Australia

    • Definitely worth it at the top (or at the bottom by the shore). Thanks for the message, Tim!

  2. Ronnie, have a great time, stay safe and I hope you have a chance to reconnect with everyone you’ll be looking for. Keep us posted.

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