Photo: Foggy Morning in Chiapas

 

Foggy Morning in Chiapas

Foggy Morning in Chiapas

As part of the school building and wood stove installation for Escalera in Nichnamtic we had the opportunity to stay with a wonderful indigenous family in their home. We woke before sunrise and visited with their two teenagers a bit in a mixture the Mayan language of Tzotzil, Spanish and English. Somehow it was communicated through much gesturing and smiles that they wanted to take us for a walk to show off the magnificence of the natural landscapes around their home. It was a clear cold morning and we started our hike before dawn.  Roosters were crowing and the wild birds were just beginning to sing. The air was crisp and pine scented.  Amazingly as we hike a bit  we could see that the valleys were filled with fog and we descended into them. We reached the bottom of one valley right at sunrise and I was able to make what I think are some interesting images of this little traveled part of the world.

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Author: Jonathan Look

In 2011 Jonathan Look decided to change his life and pursue adventures instead of comfort and possessions. His goal is to travel the world solo; one country at a time, one year at a time. To accomplish this he got rid of most of his possessions, packed up what little he saw as necessities and headed out. His goal is to spend ten years discovering new places, meeting new people and taking the time to learn about them, their values and their place on this tiny planet. He embraces the philosophy that says a person is the sum of their experiences and rejects the fraud of modern consumerism that makes people into slaves of their consumption. He doesn’t intend to be modern day ascetic, just more mindful of his place in the world and to make decisions according to that new standard.

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