Michael Leiken's Blog Posts Tagged 'Atitlan' (3)

Day 8: Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Today we went on the lake. We did a wide variety of tests and experiments while on the boat today, including testing the water at different depths, using a succi disk to test transparency, collecting algae and cyanobacteria specimens, and collecting and measuring tul samples. The tests we ran on the water ranged from the temperature at a certain depth to the conductivity, oxygen percentage, and pH.  All of the water tests were mainly to show us how to perform the tests but they are all used…


Added by Michael Leiken on June 29, 2016 at 9:45pm — No Comments

Day 6: Monday, June 27, 2016

I'm going to write a quick one today since I uploaded a lot of photos of the past couple of days today and I'm tired.

Today, we visited Antigua and Iximche. Antigua is a historic city that originated as a Spanish colony and stronghold. There are many ruins of churches and other buildings there and it is quite a beautiful city.  Eliska and Jenise had to work, so they stayed at a coffee shop with wifi and let us tour around on our own.  The five of us walked all over the city looking at…


Added by Michael Leiken on June 27, 2016 at 10:39pm — No Comments

Day 3: Friday, June 24, 2016

I haven’t written a blog before so I will develop my writing as the trip moves forward.  Since this is my first journal, I will start from day one. The flights to Guatemala were easy, but it was a long day. I woke up at 4am to get to my flight in Reno, then had a 5 hour layover in Dallas Fort Worth airport. There are 5 different terminals there and you need to take a train to each one – I explored each one of them. In the afternoon I met up with two other students, Robert and Phillip, and we…


Added by Michael Leiken on June 24, 2016 at 5:54pm — No Comments


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