Yes, this is a post about those scruffy, scratchy, exfoliating things people use in their showers or sinks. Ever wonder where they come from? Ever tried to eat one?
Monterrico, Guatemala is a popular beach town for locals and egg-laying sea turtles. There are at least two Tortugarios (turtle hatcheries), that are working to preserve and grow the population of sea turtles in the local waters. We had an amazing experience here.
We received an email from a reader who lives in the United Kingdom. Her family (which includes a daughter close to Elle's age) is contemplating their own journey of "slow travelling around the world". She had some questions for us, here are our answers.
A simple but well engineered stove is transforming lives (and even helping with the environment) for famlies in Guatemala.
Perched on the side of the Zunil Volcano, around 8,000 feet, are the most incredible hot springs we've ever seen. They are the Las Fuentes Georginas springs. Here's the scoop on this amazing place.
We visited the ancient Mayan ruins of Utatlán.
Chichi's claim to fame is it's twice weekly market. It is the biggest market in the country. Every Thursday and Sunday the town's plaza is filled with make shift tables, shelves and stands selling countless homemade, homegrown and recycled items. The plaza is no where near big enough to contain it.