I plan on starting two photo blogs shortly, the first being dedicated to things in Peru that might seem odd (and often hilariously inappropriate) to people outside of, or new to, the country. (The second blog will be featuring Lima's graffiti and street art.)
While I figure out how to post images here, I thought I might share a link to my Facebook page, where I have a "Strange Peru" album running. Should be visible to the public, let me know if you can't access it.
WARNING! Some of the images or commentaries are PG-13. Nothing too crazy, but just letting you know in advance.
Please remember that these are only "strange" or "inappropriate" outside of their local context, and this isn't meant as a negative commentary against Peru or its people. If anything, it shows what assumptions and prejudgments we bring into a new situation. For Peruvians and seasoned travelers, I doubt anything here will be surprising or "strange." In short, no offense intended!Here's the link!
This first photo shows a Chinese Barbie knock-off (knock up?) which is LITERALLY sold as barefoot and pregnant. Presumably you can buy a kitchen set for her, too. Great lesson for the kids!