One thing foreign travelers fear the most is a travel emergency that will land them in a local hospital. Language and cultural barriers are the last thing you want to deal with when you need medical attention abroad. Or perhaps you don’t trust the competence of the doctors?
The Andes are a mystical place: remote and full of spirits. In the mountains, traditions live strong, and the modern world is an unwelcome foreigner. In some ways, it seems that an almost alternate reality presides. Stories and traditions have been passed down for generations,
The next time you go into a supermarket, please do me a solid, and kiss the clerk… or if you’re too shy, then at least shake her hand. She certainly deserves it, because modern supermarkets are truly a wondrous glory.