Pan-American Highway, National Geographic Book

A myriad of countries and cultural experiences are connected along the 10,000 mile portion of the Pan American highway that stretches through Latin America. Images of rural life in desolate areas contrasts the bustling, sophisticated cities in Mexico, Peru and Chile.

Cloistered nuns play a private game of kickball ball behind the walls of a Monastery in Arequipa, Peru. They pray nine times a day and live their lives in silence. During this short break, the novices spend time together in the garden.

Bustling Monterrey, Mexico, known as Sultan of the North, is a commercial mecca boasting the best of both modern and Spanish colonial art and architecture. Santiago, Chile, in the south presents a similar cosmopolitan vibe.

Celebrations are a vital part of …

Pan-American Highway, National Geographic Book

A myriad of countries and cultural experiences are connected along the 10,000 mile portion of the Pan American highway that stretches through Latin America. Images of rural life in desolate areas contrasts the bustling, sophisticated cities in Mexico, Peru and Chile.

Cloistered nuns play a private game of kickball ball behind the walls of a Monastery in Arequipa, Peru. They pray nine times a day and live their lives in silence. During this short break, the novices spend time together in the garden.

Bustling Monterrey, Mexico, known as Sultan of the North, is a commercial mecca boasting the best of both modern and Spanish colonial art and architecture. Santiago, Chile, in the south presents a similar cosmopolitan vibe.

Celebrations are a vital part of Latin life, from informal singing and dancing with family to preparations and the cemetery rituals during the Day of the Dead festival. Saturdays may bring a wedding feast in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec or a cowboy rodeo in rural Chile.

A modest yet rich life exists in the rural areas where families live communally, sharing traditions passed down through the generations.

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Cosmopolitan Contrasts Traditional Architecture in Monterrey The Novices Desert Coastal Highway Crossing Back into Mexico Birthday Celebration International Bridge Crossing Cactus Forest Day of the Dead Flower Pickers Polaroid Picture Photographer Atacama Desert Geysers Traditional Huastec Market Mescal Worker Zapotec Wedding Celebration Coffee House Club Hat Seller Grasshopper Collecting Huasteca Village Life Huastec Sunday Market Afro-Peruvian Musician Afro-Peruvian Dancers Foggy Road Along the Pan American Highway Overlooking El Zocalo Chilean Cowboys Chilean Rodeo Cowboys Peruvian Matador or BullFighter Bridal Fashion Show Traditional Bride and Groom Zapotec Women Dance Waiting for Cake Stop To Smell the Roses Roadside Shrine Nazca Line Monkey Desert Hand Military Parade Architecture in Historic Arequipa, Peru Chilean Businessman
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