Just returned from San Pedro AKA Inti Raymi in Cayambe, the traditional solstice celebration. I planned my trip to come in time for this festival in order to re-connect with some old friends. On that front, it was a successful trip.
I had problems getting out of town because they moved the Flor del Valle bus terminal from where the buses to Cayambe leave, and then on the return trip there was a 1.5 hr long line to get on buses to come back to Quito and then an accident at Guayabamba that slowed us down even more. And then I couldn´t figure out how to get back from the new bus terminal to my apt. But, now I´m back and exhausted.
And speaking of whining, yesterday I had another hard drive failure on my computer. I don´t know what´s up with this. In the last couple of years, I`ve lost 3 hard drives, 2 cameras, and 1 motherboard. I must be cursed.
So, not having a computer is going to slow down my life a bit. Otherwise, I would tell you about my trip to used book stores yesterday. If I had my computer, I could tell you whether I found anything special. But all I can say is that I picked up a couple more issues of Llacta & some old books that I may or may not have already.
Tomorrow I´m headed back to Cayambe to talk with Silvia about a book we´re trying to publish, and then maybe on to Otavalo to the IOA to look for some archival docs that they should have. Then on Tues I´m meeting w/ CONAIE to look at their webpage. Maybe after that I´ll start working on my own stuff.
So, 2 days and one hard drive shorter, but haven´t been robbed, shot, or run over by a bus yet. 26 days to go.