The Pedlar

During my tour of Arequipa, I was introduced to this gentleman who sits at the the first overview of the city that we visited. My guide told me that people come to touch him and have their pictures taken with him for luck. Just in case, I rubbed his tummy! She said he would often bring lots of things with him that is why I dubbed him the Pedlar and, indeed, I did see him in one of the storefronts on Merchant Street loaded down with all sorts of things. I took a picture of that one, too, but this one sits at the viewpoint where Misti, the sleeping giant is clearly visible, and I rubbed this one’s tummy so he gets the honor….. By the way Misti means sir or mister or señor depending upon interpretation and is a name of honor for this volcano. I had my picture taken with my new friend Chris in front of one of the volcanos beside him just on the back side. By the way, I keep running into Chris. This is a definite tourist route and the mini tours all go to the same places so you run into the same people all the time. href=””>20130515-190609.jpg

About Gramma Barbie

I am first and foremost young at heart. I am proud to be a mother and grandmother. I was a registered nurse since graduating from BCIT in 1974 until retirement in 2021. I am now a self employed hypnotherapist.
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