Postcards from the edge

Postcards from the edge
Tales of (mis)adventure from abroad

Self-exile

Self-exile

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Like many Guna children, Ladis was back home to her little island for the holidays. She didn’t want to return to the city, she told us she liked “the wind and the sand here”. Just like the old man who had left his peaceful island for the busy heart of Panama City to earn money by selling touristic trinkets. “In Guna Yala” he said, “money has little use, there are no rich or poor, but I want to send my son to university”. Ladis asked us if we could build a school here, why couldn’t the answer be as simple?

-Yannick



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  1. comment number 1 by: Heather

    Thank you Yannick. Your narratives are well written and always interesting.

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