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Snorkeling in Utila

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Grey Angelfish
©Cristian Pi

Snorkeling in the heat and sandflies – Escape to the cayes – Why people move

Mosquitoes, Sandflies and stifling heat were our first, second and last impressions of Utila. We were in the Honduran Bay Islands, famous for its diving. Specifically, Utila is the bargain hunters windfall where you can find the cheapest and best diving schools in the world. So we were told.

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A Farewell to the Maya


At Copan

A major phase comes to an end – Santo Domingo vs. Maya Ruins

For the past few months we have been exploring the ruined cities of the Maya. Quirigua and Copan, which grew in splendid isolation, were the last of the major sites that we visited. Hopefully our obsession with this corner of archaelogy did not bore you all too much :)

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Patience and the Macro

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Shreesh and
the blue morpho

The Enchanted Wings – Patience – the nature of the macro lens. (Map this!)

“It takes a lot of patience to do macro photography”. Shreesh remarked, walking back from “The Enchanted Wings”, a butterfly garden in Copán Ruinas, Honduras. We had just spent three hours fiddling with our camera, the tripod with its Acratech ball head, the level, the angled viewfinder and the 180mm macro lens in an effort to photograph the butterflies.

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