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A weekend in Guajiquiro

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Guajiquiro is a biological reserve in the mountains of Honduras. The elevation is approximately 14,000 feet (about the same as the top of Mount Rainier), and even though it is in the tropics, it is very cold.Guajiquiro is approximately 3-4 hours out from Tegucigalpa. Not that it is exceptionally far, but the mountain roads make […]

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Starting another year at AFE!

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After a very nice and relaxing christmas in Washington State, Jana and I returned to Honduras last week to start our second year at AFE. The Honduras school calendar is February through November, which made the timing our first trip home perfect. This week is teacher training and preparation and today we reviewed the 6 […]

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A week in Copan Ruinas

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Jana and I just got back from Copan Ruinas. School was out for a week, so we decided to take this opportunity to bone up on our spanish a bit more. There was a very nice school in Copan Ruinas that we performed a 1 week crash course in Spanish grammer. Tomorrow as we go […]

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Teaching programming with Light-Bot

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This last week was fairly relaxing and fun. Its the end of the semester for the high-school, and once the tests are taken, many of the classes are over until the next semester starts. To help celebrate the end of the semester, I decided the computer lab could play a game.I looked around for some […]

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Teaching computers in Honduras

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It has been a few months now of teaching at AFE in Honduras and I am finding that I really enjoy teaching. Currently I am only working with the high school, so many of the “computer basics” such as how to use a keyboard and mouse have gone over fairly quickly. My own personal goal […]

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Finding our way in Honduras

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A few months ago Jana and I bought a car here in Honduras. We have been having fun exploring Tegucigalpa and finding new places and stores. However, 1 main question was still lingering – How do you find your way around in a foreign country?In many US cities, there is a plethora of street signs […]

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AFE boys making survival bracelets

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On Thursday, Jana and I taught some of the High School boys at AFE how to make survival bracelets. I had previously made several as gifts using parachute cord (sometimes known as 550 cord). I had brought some supplies down with me and Jana thought it would be a great way for the young men […]

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First week of classes

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This was our first week of classes in Honduras. The last 4 months have been a whirlwind of learning Spanish, and feeling totally inadequate. Surprisingly however, both Jana and I are doing great with it, and the kids have been forgiving so far. I am teaching math and computers an Jana is teaching English. Right […]

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An interesting Saturday

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We knew Saturday was going to be a busy day, we were scheduled to get our Honduran drivers licenses, then go to the bank to setup an account so we can exchange money in order to buy a car, then have the first meeting of the college group at our house. We knew we had […]

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New member of our family

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We received a new member of the family a few days ago. A friend and fellow teacher heard us saying that we would eventually like to get a cat, and her daughter went out and found us one.  The first night, like all first nights with a new pet, was interesting. No, don’t climb the curtains. No, […]