Quiruvilca 1976

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Copyright © Rock Currier

Quiruvilca 1976

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The hotel Queva (cave) in Quiruvilca. The owner lived on the ground level with a room devoted to housing the pigs and the turkeys with a gas pump just outside the front door. The guests stayed in little single rooms on the second floor. The only way to reach them was up a ladder through a trapdoor in the balcony that fronted the hotel. The floors would sway and creak when I walked on them and I wondered when they would collapse and send me crashing down to the ground floor. If the gas pump ever caught on fire there would be no way out of the hotel except through the flames. You can see part of the town of Quiruvilca built up on the hill behind the "hotel". Our room was less than a dollar a night. Rather than haul the many specimens we bought in the camp with us to Pasto Bueno, which was our next destination we rented the room for a week so store our specimens. We drove a VW bug on this trip and I can attest to the fact that VW bugs are the next best things to four wheel drive vehicles. I still can't believe where those things can go. The school children in their uniforms in the foreground wore our best source of specimens. We caught a group of them just coming home from school. A little boy came us to us and offered us a rubbish pyrite for sale. I pulled a huge wad of Soles out of my pocket and with the appearance of all that money there was a collective gasp from the crowd of children that had gathered around us. I pealed off a bill that was worth about ten cents and gave it to the little boy for the specimen and then told the children that we were here to buy specimens and that we could be down at the hotel Queva. The kids disappeared in a flash running to their various homes in the camp and in about fifteen minutes back at the hotel we were surrounded five deep with kids shoving specimens at us. It was a highgraders dream. [Rock Currier]

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