Incredible Children of Central America

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35 Photos of Children – The Beautiful Faces of Central America

These are our  1st 500 Days of travel  in pictures. Miro and I left on our journey on mid 2009 and (with the exception of  one trip back to the states for Burning Man a month later) there has been no turning back! Our 1st 500 Days span from July 1, 2009 to November 13, 2010.

To commemorate the 1st 500 Days, Miro and I have pulled 500 of our favorite images from our journey  to share with you. We are releasing a new batch of photos every couple of days until we’ve shared all 500 of  our favorite moments. So please do check back often.

We are not professional photographers and like many, the reason we take photos is to help preserve  memories of our travels. We invite you to peek into the moments that make our travels so special to us.

Here is  Part 1 of The 1st 500 Days in Pictures- Children – The Beautiful Faces of Central America

The children living on the Rio Dulce in Guatemala

Little girl selling shells to the tourists the Rio Dulce in Guatemala.

Two little girls among the lily pads on Rio Dulce, Guatemala.

Our Friend Alejandro in Nicaragua. We took him with us for a day trip to Laguana de Apoyo, which was only 20km from his home in Granada, but he had never been there before.

A fine young cowboy in Catarina, Nicaragua.

A group of children overlooking the lake in Catarina, Nicaragua.

A beautiful young girl trying to earn some extra money clearing the leaves from the grave sites for mourners on the Day of the Dead in Granada, Nicaragua.

Boys at the cemetery in Granada, helping clean the grave sites for extra money on the Day of the Dead.

Neighborhood children outside our house which which was at the end of a dirt street in Granada, Nicaragua.

Group of neighborhood kids in Granada, Nicaragua. (Also featured on this  post, Children of Granada.)

Neighborhood kids in Granada, Nicaragua.

Infectious smile in Granada, Nicaragua.

The boys loved having their pictures taken in Granada, Nicaragua.

Brother and sister in Granada.

Two girls playing jacks next door to our house, in Granada. You can see the view of the street heading into the city.

Big smile in his nice white t-shirt, in Granada.

The youngest of the neighborhood kids that would come to visit us in Granada, Nicaragua.

Beautiful young girl selling pastries in Caye Caulker, Belize.

A young girl at the street market in Granada. The favorite pass time among the girls seemed to be jacks.

Three young boys outside of Carita Feliz in Granada, Nicaragua.

Boys practicing for an upcoming parade at Carita Feliz. (Also featured in Podcast Episode 10 – Happy Faces Worth a Thousand Smiles. )

Photo of the preschool students at Carita Feliz.

Students inside the class at Carita Feliz, Nicaragua.

A beautiful little boy, in Antigua Guatemala.

A little boy playing with his ball in Antigua, Guatemala.

Three girls working on an alfombra for Semana Santa  in Antigua, Guatemala.

Miro and two purple hooded boys during Semana Santa, in Antigua, Guatemala.

Brothers proud in their purple costumes.

Miro with a little Guatemalan girl in Panajachel, Guatemala. She was the daughter of the restaurant owner and was completely  fascinated with Miro and stayed by his side the entire meal.

Brother and sister in Merida, Mexico.

Little girl in Mexico, selling woven bracelets and belts. This was in the beginning of our trip and was the first time Miro and I ever saw  working children. I remember clearly our conversation about it, even though it was over a year ago. This little girl and her brother created a profound change inside of me.

A little girl in Panama City, in traditional folkloric costume.

Local children playing on the thin strip of beach in the harbor in Casco Viejo, in Panama City, Panama.

Two beautiful girls in Panama City at the Independence Day Parade.

Beautiful young drummer boy at the Independence Day parade in Panama City, Panama.

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