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The vastness of the driest desert in the world is not something unknown, the chasqui walk is common, communicating and transferring both information and objects from one place to another is the mission.

A persistent culture that has struggled to maintain rituals, language and customs, defending itself and welcoming at the same time  the insistent Spanishization of their lands and beliefs. Jilarka, Huantija, Achaches, Kallanka, Apachetas, Ayllus and families like the Mamani (they have been given the responsibility to protect and spread the Aymara culture) are the persistence of the desert, specifically the Inca Trail that crosses more than three countries today , with a total length of approximately 30,000 kilometers, but they constitute a single story.

Aymara glances attack us to make us remember whose territory is visited, the Apacheta, an altar to thank the Pachamama and ask for protection from the Apus, it speaks of a mystical and scientific culture,  the silence and the vastness of the desert are portrayed under two visions; one from the heights composed of a cartographic look and another from the ground, making us understand that in any of the cases we observers are a minimum absorbed by this natural immensity.

 

Aymaras and Quechuas are the identity  of the symbol that characterizes the constituent parts of a history and the symbolizing of a civilization of coups and against coups, where the route is the communicating vessel between one place and another but at the same time it is the possibility of observation, study and catalysis of a culture of landscapes composed of sun, wind, cold, music, parties  and of an eye that can look at an infinity of authentic images that may be old but generate a new authentic thought.

 

Camila Opazo