(CAMILLA ATKINS / CENTRAL AMERICA)
A months travel around the east coast of Mexico, Belize and Guatemala, armed with a camera, a smile and an open heart.
“Travel is little beds and cramped bathrooms. It’s old television sets and slow Internet connections. Travel is extraordinary conversations with ordinary people. It’s waiters, gas station attendants, and housekeepers becoming the most interesting people in the world. It’s churches that are compelling enough to enter. It’s McDonald’s being a luxury. It’s the realization that you may have been born in the wrong country. Travel is a smile that leads to a conversation in broken English. It’s the epiphany that pretty girls smile the same way all over the world. Travel is tipping 10% and being embraced for it. Travel is the same white T-shirt again tomorrow. Travel is accented sex after good wine and too many unfiltered cigarettes. Travel is flowing in the back of a bus with giggly strangers. It’s a street full of bearded backpackers looking down at maps. Travel is wishing for one more bite of whatever that just was. It’s the rediscovery of walking somewhere. It’s sharing a bottle of liquor on an overnight train with a new friend. Travel is “Maybe I don’t have to do it that way when I get back home.” Nick Miller
Central America_2014: After moving to New York in the Spring of 2014, and working a couple of jobs which weren't quite cutting the mustard, so to speak, I decided to put some of my hard earned savings to good use , and embark on a couple of months of traveling. First was a road trip around the U.S.A ending up at Burning Man, and the second month I floated around what is, in hindsight; a fraction of Central America, soaking in the sights and culture, generally embodying a healthier perspective on life and goals, and adopting the mantra and philosophy that if you relax, love, smile and have an open mind, the rest usually falls into place, if it hasn't yet, it will.....eventually. :)