Sep 18, 2013
Off The Beaten Path
Coca Cola is everywhere in Peru. As you ride in trains and drive around the mountains, you see the Coca Cola logo painted on walls in just about every town and village. Its always hand painted and looks like something out of 1950's America. Because it's always painted, it has a real authentic quality to it. I didn't drink any. Once I had an Inca Cola instead. That's the local soft drink. It is always very hot during the day in Peru. The roofs all have a little overhang. So if you are walking down any street, there is always a foot of shade along the walls of the buildings. The sun was always bright in the sky. When I would glance at the long shadow cast along the walls I would sometimes notice movement. Then I realized that the Inca women perfectly fit in the little shadow and they always walk inside of it to stay out of the sun. It was like a disappearing act. The women are always on the street selling their crafts and wears. Yun and I bought everything in sight. Just trying to help the world economy.