Photographer's Note

This picture is also from my archive but not so old.
In September 1999 I went for the first time to South America, to Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador and it was the first journey that I organized by myself. In 2001 in February I organized the next trip, to Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras.
Here the people from the small village San Pedro La Laguna. We went there by boat from Panajachel on the Lake Atitlan. The village lies under the volcano San Pedro.

The specialty of the natives of Guatemala are wonderful hand made embroideries. You can see them here on the shirts. I have the impression that there are some similarities between native Americans and Tibetans. Don't you think so?
The cute girl holds the embroidery. The two birds shown there are quetzal and tucan. Quetzal is a national bird of Guatemala and it is depicted on everything, also the money is called Guatemalan quetzals.
This time I didn't use my old Smiena and ORWO Chrom any more. I had Minolta and used probably Kodachrome.

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