Archives mensuelles : January 2010

Smile of the 106th day : Ignacia et Alicia

“Nous avons fait une halte dans le cabanon de Ignacia et Alicia, ou nous avons pu pratiquer nos quelques mots de quetchua.Ils vivent a quatre dans une piece comprenant le feu de bois, deux lits, une table et des cochons d’inde: leur prochain repas se faufile et couine  sous vos pieds…”

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Smile of the 105th day : Children of mountains

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Smile of the 104th day : Alci

Apres ses etudes a Cuszco, Alci a decide de vivre au chaud dans la montagne et de diriger la fabrique de the. Elle en profite pour faire des recherches sur des chemins Incas encore caches. Sa maison est trop grande, elle loge donc des randonneurs du monde entier.

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Smile of the 103th day : Madeleina

“Madeleina, d’origine allemande, est benevole a l’orphelinat de Puno. Elle a decide de faire le trek du Matchu Picchu avec nous. Nous suivre pendant 4jours etait une rude epreuve pour elle, mais elle a tenu, a appris a se surpasser et en est ressortie plus forte! bravo la Madeleina!”

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Smile of the 102th day: Miguel, Juan and Hugo

Miguel, Juan and Hugo, are 19, 21 and almost 28 years old, were our guides for the trek at Machu Picchu for 4 days. They were very young but very experienced! Juan’s grandfather is Chaman (medicine man) so we had the opportunity to get to know some little secrets of the mountain…

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Smile of the 101th day: little girls from Puno

“We spent a few days at an orphanage in Puno with German volunteers. The girls had between 4 and 21 years, they get up at 5am, go to school from 7am to 14h, then spend the afternoon doing manual activities and homework. They lack affection and it was very difficult for us to say goodbye…”

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Smile of the 100th day: sisters Juana-Eva and sister Nancy

“We have been pampered by Sister Juana  and Eva and Sister Nancy at Pomata, on Lake Titicaca. Sister Nancy explains us that they have to get everything done. Kids generally suffer from malnutrition. To remedy this, she organizes free meals for her students (she teaches catechism) and gives them clothes.

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Smile of the 90th day: Fabricio

It’s a feast day when we arrived to Pomata, Fabricio invites Ophelie to dance and does not want her to let go! Fortunately, the beer has make him lost his strength and Lilie was able to sneak out! The atmosphere made us think about Dunkerque carnival, which we’ll miss in 2010…

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Smile of the 98th day : Gustavo

Just crossing the border of Peru, Gustavo, impressed by our gear, gave us a small flag of Peru, which we hooked to our handlebar. Our first day in Peru begins well!

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Smile of the 97th day : Pablo

Pablo is an essential artist of La Paz, who has probably fallen into a pot of paint when he was little! His passion is hereditary; her family is immersed in the art. Thank you for sharing this!

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