As part of the running vacations, participants get up close and personal to the colors and culture of Guatemala. In this cooperative the women work together weaving textiles, bracelets, and other items to be sold. The organization helps them get fair prices for their hard work.
This woman will spend a week kneeling on this mat, weaving by hand a colorful textile the size of a table runner. Tour participants will meet these women and learn how they make their creations.
We stopped in a town called San Antonio Palopo. As part of a running vacation, you’ve got to take lots of photos. And if you’re in Guatemala, you need some photos of the locals. Sometimes this is a challenge. It’s rude to just start snapping photos of everyone in sight. If you ask permission to take someone’s picture, many will say no, or want money in exchange. I lucked out with this photo because the girls were standing above and behind the runner I was taking a picture of. After taking the photo of the runner, I used the zoom and captured these girls looking on.