my name is Kay Rodriguez and I am a student at Rice University in Houston, TX. i am an avid photographer, writer, traveler, and blogger.
this is a collection of my adventures, thoughts, photographs, and wanderlust, starting with may of 2012. the rest is still unwritten...
Hola de Guatemala! I’m having the most breathtaking experience here, and the scenery is absolutely stunning. I think the most amazing thing about my time here so far has been the people, who make up the rich and vibrant culture here in San Lucas Toliman. I’ll update with more about my experiences and journal entries as the week progresses, but for now, adios!
After spending some time at home and in Houston, where I go to school, I’m ready to head off to my first destination: San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala.
Tomorrow I’ll be waking up at 6 AM to catch a morning flight to Guatemala. I won’t have access to much internet there, so I’ve queued up a bunch of travel-related photos and will be writing in a journal nightly. I’ll try to post whenever I can, so please keep following the blog so you can see what I’ve been up to!
In Guatemala, I’ll be participating in a wide variety of service projects and cultural immersion activities. Since Guatemala is a developing country, we hope to contribute to sustainable change and work on projects that will help people both now and in the future. We raised over $17,000 to make this trip happen, working some nights until 2 in the morning to raise every last dollar that we could. I’ve never been on a trip like this, and I’m really excited to make a difference in a place so far away.
Thank you so much for following the blog! I can’t wait to show you all (and see for myself!) where my travels take me this summer. I’ll be sure to take plenty of photos as well!