December 2008, Children cool off in Kuna Yala, Panama.
"Where we are in the San Blas Islands we are very close to the coast of Panama but that also feels like a world away," Catherine Hockley wrote. "These tiny islands are populated by Kuna Indians who are a tight knit fiercely independent, self governing joy of a people??? It's a fascinating gentle culture and I'm so glad I got a chance to see it now, as it's hard to imagine how long it can realistically stay like this before its traditions and culture quietly melt into the rest of the world." (Courtesy Catherine and Neville Hockley)