Running up that hill…

Running up that hill…

2009.02.03

Perú, RtWp02

Ranking: (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

…but without any deal with a known god.
Back to the incidents!
Since I had one day before the bus to Cajamarca, I decided to walk uphill, following a path that leads to “La Congona”, an archaeological site. And I walked up, serenely. The sun was hitting hard and there was a lot of mud in some segments of the way that hadn’t dried. Before arriving to San Cristobal, the path splitted. And I took the left turn, that continued upwards. I intended to watch the other part of the hill, being “La Congona” a secondary target.
Furthermore, there were some aggresive-looking dogs in San Cristobal. Thus, moving away from the dogs, I found two small farms, one each side. At the left, some children were playing.
The farms were surrounded by a fence consisting on two wires. I was detected by the children, but not only by them. Suddenly, a pack of upset dogs appeared from the right farm, barking while running. From the left, two appeared: one black with gray marks, very nervous, and a brown-happy-puppy. I looked for a stone of a stick, but found none. The path where I was standing had a width of around four feet, was quite steepy, and full of mud. I had a very reduced mobility. So I chose to remain quiet and not to move, trying not to be a threat for the pack. Fortunately, the pack that appeared from the right was a little bit disturbed, and started bitting each other. It seemed that it was not a pack, after all, but a mix of dogs. They were very excited.
To my left, the black dog reappeared. He was quite nervous, scared and upset. But I made no move, I wasn’t not a threat. But I should have been a threat; I should have carried a stick or a machete (like a man I walked with -the previous day- from the museum to Leyme). Because he crossed the fence and bit me near the heel. As he didn’t like the taste of my jeans and saw more activity with the other dogs, he runned away.
As I was a little bit tired and pissed off, I decided to return to the town. I have heard cases of rabies in Peru, so I went to a doctor’s office, where I spoke with a doctor. With him, I went to the health center, and treated the wound. It was superficial, and there hadn’t been cases of rabies in the last 18 years, so they told me not to get the vaccine. Though the dogs are not vaccinated in that region. They told me they would observe the dog.
A funny thing that happened is that, when the doctor (Edward) tried to charge me for the consultation, I had only 11 soles, so I told him that I could go to get some money and pay him back in his office. He didn’t trust me! So he took the 11 soles and I went out. That didn’t affect much my percepcion on his professionalism, but seemed quite weird.
Well, if I die of rabies this month, you already know who are the ones to blame for a bad diagnosis/prognosis. Avenge me! ahahahaha
Cubiertas y ‘that hill’
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Cubiertas y ‘that hill’
Desde el cerro
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Desde el cerro
Cozinha
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Cozinha
¿Dónde está la gallina?
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¿Dónde está la gallina?
Desde la colina
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Desde la colina

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