Latin America

Oaxaca WallOaxaca SchoolroomOaxaca SchoolyardOaxaca Family AlterOaxaca Church AlterMilta StaircaseMilta TowersChichicastenango Churchsteps, LentChichicastenango Lent OfferingAntigua CourtyardOaxaca CarvingsMitla Crosses on Maya RuinsEntrance to Oaxaca Cathedral,Friendship Bracelets, GuatelmalaOaxaca Valley ChurchyardLighting the CandlesSolola PatternsSolola GalsMarket JesusMexico City Market KidsGuatemalan MarketOrange Juice Man, MeridaPots for Sale, OaxacaSoledad ChurchFlying Molas, Porvenir, PanamaMolas in the Wind, Porvenir, PanamaKuna Gal Come A CallingKuna Greeter, San Blas Island, Panama

 

Many of my travels to Latin America were done on our visits by sea. We would put the boat safely somewhere and take the local “chicken buses” to cities inland. We spent quite a bit of time in the Highlands of Guatemala among the Mayan with stops to  see the old Spanish Colonial towns still thriving. Along Panama’s eastern Caribbean side the San Blas Islands are home to the Kuna Indians, a matriarchal culture that still is intact despite the centuries of Spanish domination of the region. In the near future I will be adding to this collection of very personal observations of our southern neighbors.