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On the heights

4 Dec 2009, 12:37 UTC
On the heights
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By Phil
Guided by the Mayor of Marangani during a few hours in the middle of the puna, Galileo Mobile went over 5000 meters high to arrive to a small community of llama farmers.

towards the heights

Following a presentation between us and the Alpaca team, we gave our inaugural presentation (with posters because there was no electricity) in one of the many adobe houses that are under construction. I was very excited when talking to the audience, because I felt that this was one of those places to which GalileoMobile is trying to reach. An isolated and inaccessible place, where people kept their old customs.

Despite attempts to make a closer and more relaxed conversation, children didn’t want to give more than their names behind their shy smiles. Fortunately, there were youths from a non-governmental organization (NGO), that works with communities of Alpaca producers, and Nadia, one of its members, that helped us translating our words into Quechua. That way, speaking of “Inti” and “Chascas” (“Sun” and “Stars”), we started to get closer, and together with the presence of our doll Professor Galileo, the atmosphere became completely relaxed.

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