Tiff in Peru:
> The partying never stops. There are 300 festivales of
> the Virgin in Peru out of the year of 360 days. Today
> was parades of food offerings with marching bands all
> over the town. Life is so communal here. Singing and
> music and dancing are like breathing.
> I mainly wrote to tell you the most exciting thing.
> We are going to Lake Titicaca tomorrow. We are
> staying at Hostal Don Julio and then on Sat. taking a
> boat to a remote island to stay with an Indian family
> that only speaks their native language and fixes
> native foods. We will sleep on the ground and share
> their life for $2 apiece for a day. Our hostal was $8
> a day here in the heart of Cusco.
> Our fancy bus to Lake Titicaca is $10 because I want a
> bathroom. You can go for $3 on the local bus--but the
> bus rides are way too exciting not to have a bathroom
> for 8 hours.
Me in Oly:
I agree. Remember the Makah whale bus trip -- Rusty drove, and wouldn't stop between Silverdale and Makah -- which is somewhat shy of 8 hours, I realise, but plenty long enough! Reading your email I was imagining a Peruvian Rusty -- and not just one -- HUNDREDS. Who put the "pee" in Peru? Well, not you -- that's a well-spent ten bucks.
All those festivals of the virgin -- damn the Catholic church. It's bread and circuses(of course non-PAGAN bread and circuses), and pie in the sky. I can't stand it.
I'm reading "Alias Grace," by Margaret Atwood, which is good, and saw "War Photographer" last night, which had a humorless tone of veneration for a man who probably deserves better. "Winged Migration" will be on at OFS during a time when you are in-state.
Buyers 2 fell through, but Buyer 3 seems as though he might work out.
posted by - 8:09 PM