Sunday, November 22, 2009

Summing up?

As everyone has already said, this trip has been incredible. With beautiful views of the mountains surrounding Lago Peten Itza and the Hotel Gringo Perdido, we have all been blessed to take part in this wonderful excursion. We all tremendously enjoyed the zip line tour yesterday afternoon, and cannot wait to see Tikal tomorrow. While we have not accomplished everything that we had hoped due to some technology issues, we still have hopefully set the stage for VSU SIFE and the the Valdosta State University SBDC to have a sustainable international project with very tangible and meaningful results. The work of Anne and Enrique at Project Ix-Canaan is nothing short of remarkable... they are incredible people with wonderful stories and a heart for service to the people of northern Guatemala.

There remains much to be accomplished as we wind down this trip, but we will always remember the great people we have met and the camaraderie we have enjoyed. Each and every team member has discovered (and shared) hidden talents during this time.

This will be all for now, as our attendees for this afternoon's training sessions are beginning to arrive.


  1. Sounds like you all have had an amazing journey. We couldn't have picked a better group to represent VSU SIFE. I can't wait to hear all about your trip and see all of the wonderful pictures you have mentioned. We have missed you around North Campus. Have a safe flight home and see you tomorrow!

  2. Hi I would like to offer you a follow up of this trip with a permanent base in Guatemala to match businesses between you and Guatemala. What would you be interested in from your US side ? Please send me an e-mail address so I can send you my cv and we can discuss my offering. yours Etienne Adant Ciudad de Guatemala

  3. Etienne, I cannot see your profile. I'd love to chat, my e-mail address is We'll be on holiday until next Monday, but I look forward to connecting with you then.