For this Week’s Photo Challenge, I already did a piece on together which represented me and my family. If you haven’t read it click here.
However, I woke up this morning thinking of another form of together that has meant a lot to me throughout my travels. The together with the people I meet around the world. The togetherness and sharing of different cultures and friendships.
Here are a few of my highlights. I have selected five pictures of together…..
Together: Guatemala 2012
My Guatemalan friends including me in El Dia de la mujer celebration.
Together: China 2011
My newly made Chinese friends I met atop the Great Wall of China. They desperately wanted their picture with me, a tall American blond haired woman. I also said I wanted my picture with them as well!
A photo of me and Khadja, an educated, modern Moroccan woman wearing her traditional hijab and floppy sun hat, just like me!
Together: Nepal 2009
My guide and friend Hari and I atop the Annapurna Trail in Nepal. We still keep in touch today. He became a great friend and one of the best parts of my trip to Nepal.
Together: Costa Rica 2009
Here is a picture of Javier alone. His expression truly portrays his sarcastic, full-of-life attitude. I volunteered at the nursing home in Costa Rica where Javier lived.
Meeting the local people of a country is perhaps the greatest insight you can ever have into a place. These are the people who have shared with me a little bit of their lives. It reminds me of two things: We are all so different yet we are all the same.