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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

Kawah Ijen: All in a day’s work

This is Kawah Ijen: a group of remote volcanoes in East Java, Indonesia.  Getting there is not the simplest task: the one road in and out is only really used at night due to safety reasons.  However, this isn’t as backward as it sounds when you take into account the road being so narrow that trees are constantly slapping both sides of your vehicle.  While it is technically a two-way road,  in the day you can’t see oncoming traffic until it’s too late.  …

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  • Stefan PaymentApril 15, 2012 - 8:49 pm

    wow, amazing what these people are able to keep up with.ReplyCancel

  • Lucas TielmanApril 15, 2012 - 10:36 pm

    wow, thats amazing daveReplyCancel

  • Anny ChenApril 16, 2012 - 9:39 pm

    David, I’m just repeating the word. Amazing.ReplyCancel

  • KareniaApril 26, 2012 - 7:05 am

    Oh this is very exciting! Will you be posting more of your travels?ReplyCancel

  • DavidApril 26, 2012 - 8:53 am

    Karenia: You better believe it! I’ve got a few more photo essays in mind and will slowly be getting to them as I can find the time. Keep checking back or follow my Facebook page so you don’t miss ’em.ReplyCancel

  • LucieMay 29, 2012 - 8:38 pm

    Dragii mei , sunt la mamy voastra si m-am dtcaleet cu articolul si pozele.Plecam si noi la vanatoare de ciuperci si buna dispozitie. Igor e bine .Am dormit incadrata de feline.Voi sunteti minunati si ma intreb ,cat va dura cand,dupa intoarcere,porniti intr-un proiect.Sanatate,putere si inspiratie.Va sarut. Luci{fara tanti ca ma imbatraneste}ReplyCancel

  • DavidJune 2, 2012 - 2:31 pm

    Nice to hear from you again Lucie! It was nice travelling with you.ReplyCancel