In March of 2012, I had the honor of visiting Xela, Guatemala for a week of volunteering and learning Spanish. Little did I know I’d be there on International Women’s Day, a day celebrated around the world honoring women. After class, I spent the afternoon at the center of town watching the beautiful event unfold. The entire town was involved in a grand celebration and a huge, colorful parade honoring women and advocating for women’s rights. In a country in […]
This week’s photo challenge is to take a photo of the same subject shot both as a vertical and horizontal photo. While looking through my photo collection, I discovered that over 90% of my photos are taken horizontally and I seem to prefer these photos. Here is a shot of a ruin in Antigua, Guatemala captured both ways. Which one do you prefer and why? To view more entries to the challenge, click here.
I took this shot as I was climbing down the Santa Rosa volcano in Guatemala. This post was written in response to Where’s my Backpack’s travel theme: Tilted. To see more entries, click here.
This week’s photo challenge is “Lost in the Details”. I seem to be stuck on Antigua, Guatemala as a topic and recently focused on the magnificent colorful details of one street in Antigua on thirdeyemom. Now here is my attempt to get lost in the details of one gorgeous ruin, a church destroyed in multiple earthquakes, in fantastic Antigua. (If possible, it looks best on the big screen versus a mobile app). Hope you enjoy. To see more entries to […]
I captured this photo as I was descending the steep, slippery trail of the Santa Maria Volcano near Xela, Guatemala. I had risen at 4 am to climb this beast and was stunned to find a group of 30 or so Mayans on top of the volcano chanting and praying. What amazed me the most was the women who carried the entire load of their supplies on their heads, infants on their backs all while wearing plastic high-healed sandals. The […]
Photo taken in Xela, Guatemala in April 2012. I don’t know about you but there is something extremely alluring about hilly streets especially ones in Central America. I adore the colorful buildings and doorways wandering, rolling, moving up and down the hills of this sleepy traditional Guatemalan town. I could have walked for hours taken pictures. Each street was unique and had so much to explore. I have found something special in Central America for it still remains relatively untouched. […]