Guatemalan Pepian: Please Try This at Home

A Guatemalan cooking class? Aren't you supposed to be learning Spanish?Learning a new language is great, but doing so through the lens of food and markets strikes us as ideal. So when the topic of Guatemalan cuisine came up during our Spanish lessons (day two, as we steered each of our instructors there fairly quickly), we seized the opportunity and asked if … [Read more...]

Reflections: The Camel Chasers

One last thing about Turkmenistan before we move on: camels.No animal seems to capture the essence of grace while embracing its own awkwardness like the Dromedary camel. Though you'll catch the occasional loner wandering the open scrub or tracing the roadside, camels are actually domesticated. … [Read more...]