Tag: aymara

Aymaras of Bolivia

One cannot visit Bolivia without being immediately impressed upon the large Indigenous population that makes the country thrive. In fact, over 62% of Bolivia’s people are of Indigenous ancestry and of 36 ethnic groups, the majority of them are Aymara or Quechua. My father dedicated a good portion […]

At the Market

Open markets are still popular in Latin America. A wide variety of goods can be purchased in the villages high in the Andes Mountains. Children and adults alike spend time at the markets as a home away from home. With such darling faces, how can one resist? I’d […]

Tilling in the Andes

High in the Bolivian Altiplano region of the Andes Mountains, the Aymara Indians survive by farming the harsh, rocky terrain. Truly a family affair where all hands are used to till the tough soil and plant potatoes, corn and wheat for future harvest. Today’s the day for digging […]

Gifts

As a Christmas elf, I’ve been busy gathering and making gifts to share with others this holiday season. Gifts, whether they be real or intangible, each one has meaning and expresses our humanity. May you receive many gifts this holiday season of the heart and spirit. Image captured […]

Where is it?

Think you’ve lost me? Nope, I’ve been a busy early Santa elf, preparing for the holidays as they snuck up on me and are peeking around the corner. I’ve been busy, busy, busy like the chipmunk gathering his acorns for winter. Things are starting to come together but […]