Drops of sweat formed on my temples, cold sweat. The heat wave turned cold. Shivers seized me as my teeth chattered. There was still no pain, only my body temperature going nuts. I crawled out of the bush to feel the sun. Aaaaaaah.

Mama can’t know about this. That was…

  • “Those fucking Muslims. They should all be burnt alive. Women, children, all of them”
  • “It’s that crazy old fuck. Just ignore him”.
  • . . .

The sun pounded hard in El Tunco. The sea breeze didn’t reach our hostel; mosquitoes were happy. The air was humid and stifling. Activities like…

Look at me you worthless scum. I know it was you. I’ll pull off your teeth one by one until your tiny eyes beg for mercy…Then I’ll keep going.

We stood in shock, speechless. They had forced the driver’s door, soiled la Chichona and stole Marco’s backpack. Besides all his…

  • The mandala is down…and the kitchen! Did you leave a mess in here?
  • No… MY BACKPACK!!!

Being alone in Guatemala had given me plenty of time to watch people. Every time I was bored, I played a silly but funny game. I would observe people and try to spot stereotypes…

“If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth writing.” — Benjamin Franklin

Shitty Sugar HRs took three months to assess my threat of a lawsuit. Then invited me for a conference call with my. I…

“What I’m talkin’ about is a game…A game that can’t be won, only played.” — Bagger Vance

Antigua, Guatemala, is a colourful town. Old façades open on charming gardens and ruins of colonial churches decorate the centre. The city is a UNESCO world heritage. In Antigua even McDonald is a…

For the past two months, Marco and I had been travelling in la Chichona. We shared our meals, activities, conversations, and jokes, a lot of jokes. No matter the hour, boredom was never around. We complemented and learned from each other, through good and bad times. …

The last time we got some action was in Palenque, Mexico. By sheer coincidence, the last two times Marco and I got laid was the same day. Perhaps we could repeat the coincidence and make it a habit. All good things come in three.

A common activity we did in…

  • We made it. Look, we’re the first ones!
  • Wow, the others must be terrible.
  • Haha, we have the place to ourselves, let’s celebrate!

Lake Atitlan, Guatemela, is surrounded by a chain of volcanoes. Acatenango, San Pedro, and El Fuego are the famous ones. All three are visible from the lake…

Wander Raz

I’m a traveller who likes to live adventures and write about them. 5 years on the road only made it worse. Van life & Travel stories at www.lachichonalife.com

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