Where in the World Was Kelly Marshall? : BC to Guatemala

In our January 13th, 2012 blog post: “Kelly Takes the Long Way to San Jose,” Sales and Marketing Coordinator Kelly Marshall outlined the month-long adventure she would be taking through the heart of Central America from January 23 to February 23, 2012.

We are excited to share the details with you here in an ongoing series of blog posts titled “Where in the World Was Kelly Marshall?”

Where in the World Was Kelly Marshall?
Part 1: British Columbia to Guatemala

Photo taken from American Airlines Plane preparing to land in Dallas, Texas, USA – for a 3 hour layover as we await our flight to Guatemala City, Guatemala.

The view from our hostel (The Terrace Hostel) in La Antigua, a city in the central highlands of Guatemala – you can see Volcán de Agua, a 3,766 meters volcano.

The “suicide shower” in our hostel – Central America is infamous for its lack of hot water. The local solution is to install a devise to heat the water inside the shower head that is connected directly to the main electrical line.

La Merced, a church with an ornate barroque facade
still actively used by the locals.

Pets, particularily dogs are abundant in Central America.

Feliz Navidad! A nativity scene in the square of a the local market.

A “flame tree” with vibrant purple blossoms stands tall next to the crumbling ruins of a herritage building.

Local busker near the market.

Grass growing on the roof coupled with the contrast of azure sky and orange building caught my attention.

Arch connecting two parts of an old Convent.

One of the many building made of scrap metal and brick on the drive through Guatemala City on our way to the Honduran border.

-Kelly Marshall,
Sales and Marketing Coordinator,
Sector Learning Solutions


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