Categories

Photo of Trevi fountain at night in Rome, Italy on ExposedPlanet.com Photo of Globalisation (7): Nike girl in Nepal on ExposedPlanet.com Photo of Panorama of Nepalese Himalaya with Everest from Namche Bazaar on ExposedPlanet.com Photo of K2, Pakistan on ExposedPlanet.com Photo of Carstensz Pyramid summit ridge, Papua on ExposedPlanet.com Photo of Busy Tuktuk family in Agra, India on ExposedPlanet.com Photo of Street kids in Taschi Dzom, Tibet on ExposedPlanet.com Photo of Dubai from Burj Al Arab on ExposedPlanet.com Photo of Solar Halo, check your skies today! on ExposedPlanet.com

Volcano Guide in Guatemala 9th December 2006

One Response to “Volcano Guide in Guatemala”

  1. 1
    April:

    Really nice shot. Beautiful portrait full of emotion & humanity. I like the colors and lighting, too.

No EXIF information available.
Volcano Guide in Guatemala

The story behind "Volcano Guide in Guatemala"

In 2000 I took some Spanish classes and visited my friends in Guatemala. In the weekends we went hiking up the many volcanoes that sharp -and have tortured- this poor but wonderful country.
One day Jaime had other appointments, and he dropped us off at the shabby village at the bottom of one of these volcanoes, telling us that we should ask for the local guide. After being sent from one dusty shack to the other, somebody understood who we were looking for and took us to this man.

This friendly man did not say more than a few words, was 72 years young and he thoroughly kicked our behinds when we went up the volcano, as he was much faster in his rubber boots than we were on our pro hiking boots :-)

I do not remember how much he asked for his time, but it was not much and we gladly doubled it afterwards. Friendly as all the people, he posed quickly after the trip. Scanned from some old kodagold film, shot July 2000.

(1 comment, add yours: click the link above the image, or share using the buttons.)

Share your Planet!

Click the buttons below to Tweet, Stumble, Reddit or Digg!

Categories:
North AmericaPeoplePortraitsSmiles

URL: http://exposedplanet.com/volcano-guide-in-guatemala/