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Winding Streets of Guatemala

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, a survivor of severe postpartum depression. She used travel, writing, and photography, in addition to professional help, to fight her way out of the darkness. See more of her inspiring story here.

About this photo: The winding streets of Xela, Guatemala.  I could spend hours weaving up and down these streets always finding something new and unusual to photograph.  Xela is in the highlands of Guatemala and surrounded by volcanoes.   I was fortunate to spend a week there studying Spanish and volunteering up in the hills at a school for impoverished children.  Each afternoon, I would have to climb up for twenty minutes on dusty, unpaved roads to reach the school.  The children’s smiles and gratitude made everything more than worth my effort.  Smiles that would warm my heart forever and make me determined to give back to others.

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3 comments on “Winding Streets of Guatemala

  1. thirdeyemom
    June 21, 2012

    Thanks for placing my piece! It looks wonderful! 🙂 Of course I’m biased!


  2. laviebohemeart
    June 21, 2012

    Beautiful image!


  3. Emily
    June 23, 2012

    I love this. A phenomenal presentation of a world I’ve never seen.


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