Travel and Unlikely Friendships: Juan Carlos

The heat and humidity of Leon, Nicaragua was getting to me. I’m generally pretty even-keeled and well-mannered, but I’m not myself when I’m hangry, hot, and bothered. Seriously, it’s embarrassing how much I can relate to the Snickers ad campaign, “you’re not yourself when you’re hungry.” Thankfully, I have enough composure to internalize my disagreeable saltiness […]

Story from a Guatemalan Chicken Bus

A few days ago, I took my first “chicken bus” in Guatemala, the oft-referred nickname for colorful, converted school buses that serve as the primary mode of transportation for locals in Guatemala, and other Central American countries. Chicken buses are everywhere in Guatemala, and each one comes with a unique design and name. The names […]