A Spectacle

Feb 6, 2020

When I was traveling from the United States to Peru, there were two American girls who were going to Peru. And they said, “We’re going to Peru and we don’t know where we’re going to stay or anything.” I said, “Come with me? You’re going to my family’s home.” I didn’t ask anybody. I took them.

And they were doctors, so they were on vacation. And it was wonderful. So I took them to one of the competitions, the Folkloric Dance Competition of the whole Peru. I mean, every town they brought their groups to dance. And what amazed me was how much energy they put into, and the colorful, and the music, and all. I mean, I loved this.

And I was watching when one of the dances finished and one of the dancers fainted. That’s how much energy they had to put in. And she fainted and I felt so, so, so sad after we saw them dancing so wonderfully. That was the greatest spectacle I saw.

This dance competition I think happens every year. It takes place in different parts of Peru, but this one was in Lima. It was really very, very nice. That was the first time I ever saw something like that in Peru when I went back. That was only the third time I went back to my country after leaving.

And the American girls, we went all the way to Cusco together and they continued their trip to Bolivia, I think. So they went to Machu Picchu and all of those things, and I stayed in Cusco. I went back from there. I didn’t go to Bolivia. They went to the Lake, Titicaca Lake. And then they crossed and they went to Bolivia. But I haven’t heard from them since.

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