Krzysztof Filla Photo Gallery
"The most dangerous worldviews are the worldviews of those
The name Nicaragua derives from the indigenous tribe called "Nicarao", which the conquering Spaniards encountered when invading the land of present day Nicaragua in the year 1522. It was the beginning of murdering and enslavement of the local people, launched by conquistadors followed a few centuries later by the USA Empire. After many revolutions today Nicaragua is a free country struggling with many problems. It is one of the poorest nations in the region where half of the population live below the poverty line. Catholicism left by the Spanish Inquisition is still the dominant religion (58%) but the influence of North America led to the spread of protestantism with its many denominations.
TYPE OF EXPEDITION: First 6 month phase of MY PROJECT in Central America.
The expedition to Central America has been my first journey to the New World behind the big Ocean. The main purpose of the travel focused on observation and assessment of local fauna and flora. Such as my recent ventures, the priority for me was the tropical forest. Due to the fact, it was indeed a new world for me, in large extend I was interested in the local culture. Initially the whole journey was planned differently but because of my knee injury that had happened a month before the travel, I had to change my itinerary and minimize the intensity of travelling. This probably had a negative effect on the quality of pictures. Nevertheless I invite you to take a look at them.
TYPE OF EXPEDITION: Observation and assessment of the natural world.
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