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This is another scanned 20 year old picture from Cuzco, Peru.

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This was Cuzco, the capital of the Incas. This small local restaurant had dirt floor with a little 13 years old girl taking orders. There were a dog, a cat and a tall chicken walking inside the restaurant. It was very charming. I am delighted to find out how good Peruvian food and coffee really are. There was an Inca lady sitting at the table next to mine. Her expression was so powerful that I could read her life story from her face. She was drinking the Chicha, a type of alcoholic drink made from maize that dated back to pre-Hispanic time. It was served in a large glass that looked more like a vase. It is a little stronger than the beer, much cheaper and tastes quite good. She sat quietly at the table and smile at me. I asked if I could take her picture and nodded approvingly. I felt at ease here because people were very friendly to me. They were as curious about me as I was about them. Everybody wanted to buy me a Chicha and I ended having 5 on my table. Usually, I can barely hold a single can of beer. I was very touched by their hospitality. The trip back to my hotel by foot was long and dark. By the time I got to the hotel area, all of them were boarded up to the point that they were unrecognizable for security reason. I had to knock at a few doors to find out which was mine.

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  • Copyright: Kiet Luu (nopoint) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 155 W: 0 N: 113] (878)
  • Genre: Pessoas
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 1986-09-21
  • Categories: Vida Diária
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2006-04-26 8:01
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