We met this gorgeous child on the waterfront with her mother who was with the family collecting the hibiscus branches off the rocks they had put there to dry. They strip them and use the bark for tapa and handbags and then use the leftovers for firewood. None of the tree goes to waste. Her mother teaches at Queen Salotes School for girls and had excellent command of English. Hopefully this weekend we can get to her village to watch them making tapa cloth and then buy something from them to help keep the money coming in. These people live on very little and the cost of living is very high here, even for the tourist trade. Its a country of contrasts.
Canon 20D 50mm prime lense