Sunday, January 27, 2013
We drove down to El Tunco, a beach with round stones and nice waves. I was really looking forward to eating seafood, something I had fond memories of in El Salvador yet for some odd reason most of the seaside restaurants sold meat and hamburgers, and what there was of seafood didn't seem fresh. We ended up having pizza for dinner.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
There is no portrait like that of an elderly man, with his eyes of knowing and experience, understanding and time. I'm very grateful he allowed me to take his photo.
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Monday, January 21, 2013
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Sunday, January 20, 2013
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Saturday, January 19, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
There are so many people, far and near, who's lives I will probably never come near to understanding or relating to, and that intrigues me.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Oh and also, he has pet flying squirrels. How awesome is that?
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Monday, January 14, 2013
Well I never found the location again later, up there where it's all rocks and small trees it's easy to get lost, but on my trail I came across this view. I set up (unknowingly in a pile of goat poo) and waited for the right time, hoping no angry dogs would come my way. (One had already chased me a long ways while I was driving the bike out.) Nothing happened, and I even got a friendly neighbor stop by to say hello.
Up that high, the air is clear and cold and clouds are sparse because of the altitude. It's dry and the sun hits hard, and the people up here brave harsh conditions for their way of life. Their skin is dark and taut, their cheeks deep red and purple from all of the exposure. Temperatures fall below zero at night and mornings rise with a crystal frost that quickly disappears when the sun hits. It's harsh, and it's beautiful.
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Friday, January 11, 2013
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Thursday, January 10, 2013
I did not pose these kids, nor did I ask them to smile. They were there and they were happy.
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Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Acul was not short of children with machetes, but don't take it the wrong way. As people from the city we stood out like a sore toe which brought a few stares but all it took was a friendly hello to get a smile from the locals. Only a few blocks in size, people here live simpler lives and depend on the land, and they need all the labor they can get. However this isn't Industrial Revolution-type child labor, but a way of life. Everyone here helps out, and everyone is happy to do so too.
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Tuesday, January 8, 2013
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Monday, January 7, 2013
On the last stay of our trip through Guatemala, near the town of Acul, Quiché, a crystal clear river flows. We went in barefoot and numbness sets in quickly, but it was worth it. Throughout the days I will be posting photos of the trip as I put them up here one-by-one.
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