In Cochabamba they have been shooting a film with Gael Garcia about the water war. The water war occured when the IMf (which because of the credits determined more or less all the economy policies of these countries) forced the municipality to sell the water to foreign investments, so the prices would have risen incredibly. The people took to the streets, various times, and forced the foreign company out.
We went to eat at a place where they played music. Mexican music is quite popular here. On the buses the situation gets worse, i am so desperate for the trash songs that i started writing down the terrible lyrics.
They have a funny dog, who wants to bite the water :)
We ate pizza al cono - weird!
There was a beauty competition for Andean women.
My lunch in Copacabana was trucha! I left the head, thank you.
Next to me arrived a woman, chollpa (traditional woman), with 2 children. Obviously she only bought one ticket for the 3 of them, so it wa skind of interesting. And since the children were drinking coca cola all the time, all the hope that they would sleep on the way vanished in the air. Inspite of all, i like the tolerance... Nobody complained to her when she put her baby wrapped in her aguayo (these scarfs where they carry all their belongings) on th floor. everybody took care and told others, take care, dont step on the baby :)
Cuzco, I stayed in the house of Gerardo.
Cuzco is a fancy touristy town. It used to be the inca capital. So there are some big stones, this is the famous one with 12 angles.
One million kinds of potatoes.
I love to eat in comedores!
Cuzco is supposed to have been designed to have the form of a puma... hmm, with a little fantasy,
There is a Christo.
San Blas is the bohemian quarter... More or less like in Granada, many artists decide to stay here.
Crazy masks and tons of silver earrings.
An eartquake secure place...hmm, really?
Have i showed you my llama? My new travell companion...
On the way back, i took the option of walking 3 hours along the rails... And then from Santa Teresa it was 8 hours by bus.