413Views20Replies

Author Options:

Instructables from Guatemala Answered

Christy and I just returned from a couple of weeks in Guatemala and Honduras. We brought our laptops and experimented with "working from home from abroad." Did you even notice we were away? Lots of people in the Bay Area didn't! Check out the view from our Antigua, Guatemala office with Volcan Aqua looming over us.

We investigated Mayan ruins in Tikal and Copan, climbed a volcano and stood 2 meters away from an active lava flow, learned to salsa dance, visited the Valhalla Experimental Macadamia Nut Station, were attacked by a scarlet macaw that ate one of my shirt's buttons, and ate as much typical Guatemalan food as our stomachs could hold. I liked Pepian de pollo so much, I took a class to learn how to cook it myself.

Some of the things we learned have already been posted:
Air Bags for Eggs
Create an Ergonomic Standing Desk and Office on the Go
How to Sharpen Knives
and we've got Instructables coming soon for many of the traditional dishes and how they run the macadamia nut farm.

All of our pictures can be found on this Flickr collection.

Discussions

0
None
susie

10 years ago

Totally awesome post and what a fun trip. It never occurred to me to document things from traveling but now my brain is whirring.

0
None
Lego man

10 years ago

My fathers side of the family mostly lives in Guatemala where the originated!

0
None
canidaLego man

Reply 10 years ago

Cool! Where in Guatemala? Anywhere near the places we went?

0
None
Brennn10

10 years ago

What I love are the laser etchings on your Mac books. Looks like Robot and the Instructables logo.

0
None
ewilhelmBrennn10

Reply 10 years ago

Indeed. His and hers macbooks, so to speak.

0
None
xACIDITYx

10 years ago

Cool! Sounds like it was fun!

0
None
Lithium Rain

10 years ago

I like the first picture. :D Eric is glaring at the screen (reading one of my comments/questions directed toward him, no doubt!), and Christy, well, she's just downright depressed.

0
None
Yerboogieman

10 years ago

lol, spending some time together on your laptops

0
None
T3h_Muffinator

10 years ago

Sounds like you had an awesome time.

How was the Salsa-ing, Eric? From what I've heard you swung your hips quite a bit =P

0
None
joejoerowley

10 years ago

Very Cool! Sounds Like Fun!

0
None
Brennn10

10 years ago

Very cool! I can't wait to learn some of these Guatemalan recipes.

0
None
duck-lemon

10 years ago

looks like awesome fun!

0
None
LinuxH4x0r

10 years ago

You were gone? Looks like it was fun.

0
None
Keith-Kid

10 years ago

I saw (some of) the pictures! There are a ton of pictures!

Looks like it was fun!

0
None
Keith-Kid

10 years ago

I didn't notice....

0
None
GorillazMiko

10 years ago

I realized you guys were gone.

0
None
Labot2001

10 years ago

Looks fun! I'll have to check out the Flickr stream!