Nowadays most people tend to be quite sedentary, however that does not mean that we will not relocate in order to get a “better life” or to assure a “better” future for future generations. The urbanization phenomenon is worldwide and Peruvians have their own reason to move closer to urban centers.
Being above the clouds after climbing for days is an accomplishment. That feeling of being above everything. But, are you really above everything? What about the people that are living in the village just underneath you? What about the carriers and the guides who helped you get there?
Just because we live in a time of modernisation doesn’t mean that we all share the same perception. History and culture differ from place to place. A year ago, I was in Guatemala and I was shocked by the way death can be perceived elsewhere.