Honey, what about the pig?

Honey, what about the pig?

This is a picture I took back in 1984 while I was living in Cusco, Peru, for one year as an exchange student. I chose not to dust the slides (oops, mistake!) so, well, they’re kind of dusty!

I don’t remember what town this was in, but it was certainly in the province of Cusco… maybe on the way to or from Urubamba. This was a common form of transport in Cusco.

No me acuerdo en qué ciudad estuvimos, pero creo que estabamos de vuelta a Cusco de Urubamba o tal vez de Pisaq.

I love the fact that I used to live in a place where pigs just roamed the town! I didn’t actually live in this place, but I lived it Cusco, which is within an hours drive from wherever this was taken.

11/14/07 I have this picture up as my desktop right now… when I got home tonight after class I turned my computer on and was admiring the pig. It struck me that most people that I know probably didn’t ever live in a place where pigs roamed the streets! While I was looking at this picture, I noticed the landscape and how much it looked like it would have lots of landslides. Then I remembered from my studying for my Geography exam last week that the Andes mountains are volcanic mountains, i.e. that they were formed by volcanic action. Then I thought about how many Earthquakes they have because of being a volcanic place… and THEN I was thinking about El Sen~or de los Temblores (god of earthquakes)… and then, I logged out of flickr and went, uncharacteristically, to CNN and there was a picture with a caption about a 7.7 earthquake in northern Chile. I thought "Wow…" Why? Because I had just been thinking about Our Man of the Earthquakes moments before and there it was in the headline of CNN’s main web page.

Posted by Paulinacha Loves Sriracha on 2007-08-06 08:39:57

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