boots on the ground

While traveling with backpack–especially when one is solo and most open to random encounters– you can meet the most fascinating people. One day I was poking around a recently-discovered Mayan archaeological site and met a young woman dressed in fatigues.

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We sat on the stones and she told me some of her story: European born, a sometimes translator for the UN in France, found herself in Central America, got involved in a resistance movement and became a smuggler of cash for their cause, among other activities. She allowed me to take a photo of her boots.

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