A Peruvian Grandmother’s Act of Kindness

A gray-haired lady entered the restaurant and turned her eyes to me instantly. Her gaze didn’t surprise me. During the eight months I had been traveling in South America, I visited indigenous Andean villages and remote islands where the locals had never met someone from India before. My earthy complexion and kohled eyes always raised a plethora of questions about my origin.

I clicked this picture in a carnival in Cusco. You can see the traditional, woven pollera-skirt, jobona-jacket, and lliclla-shawl. But not everyone dresses so conventionally now. But still, a lot of Peruvian women wear a similar style of clothes, even if not so colorful and embroidered.
Cusco as seen from the top while coming back from Sacsayhuaman.

Do you have a random act of kindness from the road to share? Let me know in the comments.

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