The Tulip: Symbol Of Love

The tulip story begins in Central and Western Asia when the bulbs were brought to Turkey by nomadic tribes about 500 years ago. The Turks considered them to be jewels, but it was the Persians who named them “tulipant,” their word for turban which described the shape of the flower they often wore in their […]

Guatemala

Between here and the volcano, in the middle of Lake Atitlan, there is a submerged Maya ruin the size of a small city. One of the many docking areas in Lake Atitlan. Hand-made conoes lining the bank at Lake Atitlan. Laundry day at Lake Atitlan—probably every day for many women. This farmer terraced his hill in order […]