CFFC: Busy Hands

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week has the theme of HANDS. Looking through my photos, I found hands in various positions and engaging in various tasks – hands are seldom idle! Some hands are meant to scare… like on Halloween! Sometimes hands are helpful, pointing out things of interest… Hands demonstrate how to make things… […]

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Irkeepus Cultural Boma

Feb. 7, 2018 In the afternoon, six of us visited a Maasai village where tourists are welcome, the Irkeepus Cultural Boma. This community makes money from tourists: $20 to take any photos you want and be shown around, encouragement to buy their crafts, and donations for their school. The village, or “boma” (compound) consists of […]

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Hand Made in Guatemala and Peru

I’m sure many of the beautiful, colorful clothes and other items that one can buy in Guatemala are made in factories these days. But you can usually tell when something is made by hand. For Nancy Merrill’s Photo a Week theme “Hand Made,” this is a quilt I saw for sale during my day trip […]

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Thursday Doors: Antigua, Guatemala

On our Panama Canal cruise in March, we stopped at the port of Puerto Ixtapa, Guatemala and from there we took a bus to Antigua. In Spanish, antigua means “ancient” – this historic city was founded in the early 16th century and spent 200 years as the colonial capital of Guatemala. Surrounded by volcanoes and earthquake […]

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