We had a few days to kill since we were stranded due to protests (click here if you have no idea what I’m talking about), so we headed way back up into the mountains, to Casa de Charlie!
Our friend Charlie has carved out a little piece of paradise. As far as I can tell, he has the last house before you’re at the base of the real wilderness – proper.
Up here, everyone is still living very simple. Most without power or running water. Day to day. In the moment.
Charlie is British, but has jumped ship and is building a fully self-sustaining compound in the highlands of Peru. We share a very similar view on where the world is heading. I won’t go into that in this post, mostly becasue I wouldn’t want to scare you with my apocalyptic view. 🙂
We camped out on his property and had some great conversations. He was telling us that scientists expect the glaciers on these mountains to be gone in 20 years. That is INSANE, and sad.
Register people… This planet is FUCKED.
My child is going to grow up in such a different world than I did.
Imagine this – by the time these kids are my age, the mountains in which they live will be dry and barren. Their drinking water, gone. Their environment, polluted by the evil mining corporations.
This shit isn’t fantasy. It’s happening, right now.
And we’re bringng a child into it. Just F’ing great.
It’s time for us to get back on the road. We need to get to Lima, road blocks or not. Stevie has a doctors appointment. We’ll leave at 5:30 in the morning to get through any potential road blocks.
Should be an exciting week. We find out if we’re having a boy or girl.