How are you? I am fine, now is 11:00 pm here in Peru, it is a hot day, the afternoon was 25 degrees and I was wearing suit with a tie, I was very uncomfortable. Tomorrow I am going to go to Oyon and as I said, it is a little town in the Central Andean. The journey is quickly, maybe three or four hours. As soon as I will arrive, I am going to go to Yzcaycruz,native word which mean two crossings, a Zinc-Lead mine, I probably stay two or three days, depending on how much work I find.
Here in Peru, there are not many plays, and when there are a good one, it is quite expensive, but I always try to save money to go. The last play I have seen was Fausto by Goethe, and it was set in contemporary Peru. It was quite strange but very interesting.
Of course I know how it is a mini minor, here in Peru, there are someof them, but all are old fashioned. I can imagine you, driving your fast car with the top down and listeninig to music loud. Here in Peru most cars are Japanese, there are many BMW,Mercedes and Volvo too but are expensive cars and there are a lot of " TICOS" which are a very small cars and they are used like Taxies ( cubs?) I dont have car yet, but I am saving money because I want to buy one, but I think in Peru would be more useful 4x4 cars, because the roads are very extremly, there are many superb beaches so far from cities so you only can go to with 4x4 ( do you get the picture?).
I would ask for GK Chesterton which is one of my favourite writers, I found it when I was reading Borges, a famous Argentinian writer. Chesterton had been one of his favourite writer so I tried to find more about him ( Chesterton). I bought three books, two about stories with Mr Pond and one about Father Brown. Since there I started to read Police stories. is Chesterton well know in England? But my favourite book is Don Quixote, I have read four times, and always I found it very different, when I read for first time, I was 14 and it made me laugh a lot, and when I read the last time, I didn´t find funny, it become in a very interesiting book with many philosophicall content. My father gave me special edition of Qixote when I was 12, and it is my treasure now, but of course, I have bought others editions, it is a vice for me. Now I have five Qixote´s books. How pathetic is that?.
Talking about Christmas food, here in Peru, there are a kind of pie or bread, I can´t define it well, called "Paneton" wich is very popular in these days, it is a kind of sweet bread with dried grapes and drieds fruits, it is abiut 30 centimeters in height and 20 centimeters in diameter and it only produce in Christmas, and you can eat it with a big cup of hot chocolate, it is very tasty. I bought 12 for December. I think I have exaggerated but I really love it.
Many people is buying his turk for Christmas evening, on 24th December, my mother told me which he bought an alive turk three months ago, and they had feeded to eated at Christmas night. I have a big house in Talavera so I can have animals there. I would like be there to eat that delicious turk, but it will impossible.
When you said people value foreing things more than we value our traditions you are right, and I think it is for the television, Peru is a "sub-developed" country ( I put " because it is only in the economic way) and many people think which they watch about "developed Countries" is better than his own culture and they try to imited foreing customs and they are forgetting their own. I don´t want to say which others customs are bad, but I think we have to know ourself first to learn to value others cultures. And what we can do? I think we have to turn off TV and start to read, go to theatres, go to watch films ( not Hollywood films), learn more about our own culture, because most of Peruvian people don´t read hardly any, the average is 1.5 books per year, you can imagine how blind people is . I don´t know, it is the reality.
Stephen I don´t want to contagious you my bad vibrates. But almost always I have present that. sorry about that, you can think I am pessimistic, but when you think which your country have beautiful things and his own people don´t value that. It almost impossible be possitive.
Well thank you for hold my complaints. I promise which tomorrow I talk about more of Christmas traditions and our delicious food.
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