Category: Native Americans

A Lively Festival

La Paz (Chuqi Yapu), Peru 9.04.2017 We were woken early on Sunday morning by loud banging of drums and trumpets just outside our hotel window. A little annoyed we scrambled to the window to see what was going on. The little church just next…

Being Poor in Peru

Lima, Peru 27.04.2017 Three meter high fences around your home, topped with electric wiring and crushed glass. Why does a nice upper class area like the Miraflores neighbourhood in Lima have to make their homes look like fortresses? A big part of the reason is…

Blessed Pachamama

Cuzco, Runa Simi (Quechua) Country, Peru 20.04.2017 We participated today in a special ritual dedicated to Pachamama, the gods in the mountains and the Incas Sacred Valley, Willka Qhichwa. Although this was done for tourists at this occasion, the ritual has clearly a sacred…

Spanish, a Language of Oppression

Lima, Peru 25.04.2017 In modern times in South America the media, TV and radio, is the ultimate tool of choice for spreading the Spanish language throughout the continent. Media that is in English or other languages is mercilessly and ridiculously dubbed in Spanish before…

Saksaywaman

Cuzco, Runa Simi (Quechua) Country, Peru 22.04.2017 A mysterious and fantastic place. Surreal. Defies explanation. Who built it? Why did they build it? What is the meaning of the layout of the place? Does it have some correlation to Angkor Wat and Tiwanaku? What…

Bolivia, a New Dawn?

La Paz, Bolivia. April 7th, 2017. Bolivian history is a violent one. Marked by a vicious cycle of endless robbery by a few elite criollos of Spanish and European descended people who make up the upper class, especially in the east of the country….

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