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Lunch At One of The Tacana Communities   1 comment

BoliviaTom, Matt and Ty waiting for lunch to be served in the community meeting room. That’s my Amazon hat where I would be.

BoliviaTom, Matt, Ty and Pedro with my hat. The food was delicious,
I know because I was the one doing the eating, not my hat.

BoliviaThis is Pedro’s community. 


BoliviaTom at the entrance to the community meeting room.

BoliviaAfter lunch, we hiked through the jungle and a nearby pasture
where we would meet our supply boat and ready the balsa wood rafts
for the next phase of our Madidi adventure.
— Images by kenne



“Chola,” Yes Yes!   Leave a comment

Cholitas Woman III-Edit-3-art-72.jpg“Chola, Yes Yes!” — Photo-Artistry by kenne

For many years the indigenous Aymara and Quechua women (cholitas), who can be easily identified by their distinctive, elegant outfits, were refused entry to certain restaurants, taxis, public buses and city plazas. The women were told, “Chola, no no!” But, not any longer. In the standard dress of a heavy multi-layered skirt with petticoats, long shawl, precariously perched bowler hat, jewelry and little flat pumps they are now common in the streets of La Paz.

Since the beginning of this century, a gradual rise of grassroots movements rural peasant groups in Bolivia culminated in the 2005 election of the country’s first indigenous president, Evo Morales, who has been credited with the country’s ongoing transformation.

— kenne

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