Zipping through life

May 2005. “Remember, gently touch the zipline behind your head with your right hand. Cup you hand upward and nudge the wire higher to go faster. To slow down and brake, press down the line with your palm. But don’t slow down too quickly for you’ll stop and get stuck in the middle of the …

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Money values in Honduras

May 2005. Two armored vans stopped at a red light in San Pedro Sula. From the second truck, four heavily-armed men emerged and ran to each of the four corners of the intersection. They stood with their fingers on the triggers, eying all the cars that waited and passed through. Pedestrians took alternate routes away …

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Equitrekking in Copan

May 2005. ‘Mariposa’ trailed behind, seemingly disinterested in catching up with her three amigas. Francisco finally had it with her. He dismounted and asked me to take his horse instead. ‘Hasta Cuando’, the tallest of the team, was much better. She galloped after the others without my prodding. We started off from the town of …

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