Doctors Mix Adventure Travel and Aid in Guatemala

In the spirit of holiday giving is a great story about a married couple of emergency physicians who plan on driving from Durham, North Carolina to Santiago Lake Atitlan, Guatemala to help reopen a small hospital. The Pages, according to the News & Observer, checked out several options for lending aid and seeking adventure in Central America before settling on the Santiago project. The hospital, which has been abandoned since 1990 due to civil war, was deeded to the locals in 2002. The Pages will be working and living for the next two to five years in a region which is “still largely populated by indigenous Mayans” and sits on the edge of an old volcano a mile high. They are very much looking forward to it.