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In Guatemala – Part three: Lake Atitlán.

(continued from Part two: The coffee farmer on the volcano.)

A loud thud resonates through my bones as my head slams into the metal ceiling once again as the driver forgets to tap his brakes in lieu of an oncoming speed bump. I can attest to the strength of this inconspicuous van, in that my head hasn’t yet left even a dent in the roof despite repeated attempts. There are speed limit signs here in Guatemala, but in a country where low literacy rates result in buses needing…

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In Guatemala – Part two: The coffee farmer on the volcano.

(continued from Part one: The holiest of weeks in Antigua.)

It is dawn. Spiralling upward, a rickety metal staircase presents the first task of the day: climbing up from the kitchen to the rooftop terrace with a full cup of coffee, each step creaking and tentative, and hopefully not losing my precious liquid along the way. As I emerge victoriously to the open air from the shadowy indoor light, the sun simultaneously crests an uneven horizon, casting its first light …

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  • Allison StorsethMarch 5, 2018 - 3:23 pm

    Really enjoyed reading, and learning about co-op coffee producing, and your experience. It’s very exiting to hear that it is improving the quality of lifestyle for the growers as well as the cup of coffee! ReplyCancel

  • PatrickMarch 16, 2018 - 10:06 am

    Awesome story and pics! Love that final portrait. ReplyCancel

Postcards from Guatemala.

Guatemala is a vibrant country.  The people and their culture are as diverse as the land and animals that they live with.  It is a relatively small country, but sharp elevation changes between sea level and the highest peak in Central America translate to an incredibly varied set of ecosystems and a density of life that few other places can boast.

There is a lot of history in Guatemala; from its role as the heart of the ancient Mayan empire to the civil war that …

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  • DanielJune 17, 2017 - 8:56 am

    Whoa! What a taste – great shots David. I look forward to seeing more!ReplyCancel

  • AnaJune 17, 2017 - 11:06 am

    MONKEY!!! That monkey image is perfect – the silhouette bears an uncanny resemblance to the classic evolution poster. ?ReplyCancel

  • AdrienJune 28, 2017 - 5:45 pm

    These are amazing! Especially the animal shots – so hard to get a clear view of them, never mind snap a good photo. Well done! Can’t wait to see more posts on Guatemala!ReplyCancel

The road to California – Part 5: Coast.

(continued from Part 4: Land of the Giants)

Winnipeg, the starting point for this whole journey, is located at almost the exact center of North America – pretty much as far from any ocean as you can get.  At this point in the trip, to roll over yet another hill and see the endless blue horizon stretch out across the sky was quite the milestone.  Crossing California’s dry interior, we reached the refreshing sea air just a bit north of Los Angeles.  …

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  • Britt WDecember 2, 2014 - 10:26 am

    We went to the same pub on haight! So good!!!ReplyCancel

  • Donnell DacillioDecember 2, 2014 - 10:28 am

    gorgeous postReplyCancel

  • Kay Eight-EnnDecember 2, 2014 - 6:31 pm

    Sweet life, David! Maybe you want to make a guest appearance as a computer science teacher with that history of yours, and I’ll head out west to take some pictures? Just a little tradesies for a bit?ReplyCancel

  • DavidDecember 4, 2014 - 10:16 pm

    I may be in that place before you know it Kay! I’m actually dabbling in some education education right now. And no, that’s not a typo.ReplyCancel

  • Dave BensonDecember 6, 2014 - 6:37 am

    This journey is most definitely on my bucket list… Thanks for the added incentive… and since I did that education thing first… I now have time for the photo-life…ReplyCancel

Winnipeg Folk Festival 2014

The 41st Winnipeg Folk Festival has come and gone.  Once again, an empty field in Bird’s Hill Park was turned into a vibrant community.  We came and we went, but forever we will have the memories. Every year is different but I always leave feeling the same: my head full of music and my heart full of love.

The long lineup to get in to the campground is a part of the festival.  Best to relax and enjoy it.

Rest of some sort is usually in order once camp is finally set

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  • Marc NeufeldAugust 6, 2014 - 11:11 am

    Fantastic pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney Rae JonesAugust 6, 2014 - 12:43 pm

    Love the photos! I missed out on folk fest this year, but your photos made it feel like I was there.ReplyCancel

  • KareniaAugust 6, 2014 - 10:07 pm

    What a lovely synopsis of one person’s experience of Folk Fest. I’m glad I got to share a few of those moments with you. My favourite shot… the rubber boots on stage, the sound booth and Pope’s Hill at night. Elephant Revival was also my favourite discovery for this year’s fest.ReplyCancel

  • Dua HamedAugust 7, 2014 - 12:47 am

    Great shots that accompanied a flood way of memories. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • DavidAugust 7, 2014 - 9:54 am

    Glad you enjoyed these folks.

    @Courtney: I missed running into you at the festival this year! Europe though, is a good excuse. Hope you’re having a good trip.ReplyCancel

  • Courtney Rae JonesAugust 7, 2014 - 11:07 am

    Europe has been great! 10 more days to go of our 7 week adventure. Definitely won’t miss Folk Fest next year though. Missed it too much!ReplyCancel

  • Ivor LSeptember 1, 2014 - 10:22 am

    The Folk Festival seen through your talented eyes behind the camera. I could almost hear the music. Many thanks, David!ReplyCancel

  • Sheldon EmberlySeptember 3, 2014 - 10:57 am

    Incredible photo essay David! Incredible images! Thanks so much for sharing these.ReplyCancel