San Pedro La Laguna, Lake Atitlán, Guatemala


Lake Atitlán, Guatemala


Eugene, Oregon, USA


Ecovillage Training Center, Summertown, Tennessee, USA


San Miguel de Allende, México


Day of the Dead, San Miguel de Allende, México



El Dio de los Muertos, in San Miguel de Allende, México. Get your picture taken reclining in an elegant coffin.


Alpha Farm, Deadwood, Oregon, USA


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