4/24/10: Sucre, Bolivia
Note: translated into English from the original Spanish by ZZTRANS 4.2.11
Ladies! Gentlemen! Friends! Passengers! What I have here is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! You have seen the amazing coca leaves before for sale everywhere, have you not? Chewing coca leaves or drinking coca tea can help you live longer, jump higher and look smarter. But what I have here for sale are no ordinary coca leaves – these are leaves from coca plants that have been harvested from the highest point in Bolivia, where the plants have been carefully cultivated by the secret culture of llama-people and fertilized by baby unicorns! Not only will this help you live longer, jump higher and look smarter, but you will also be able to see through paper and have the energy of a two-year-old on Halloween! And believe it or not, this amazing product can be yours for just 10 Bolivianos a packet! Ladies, gentlemen, friends, passengers! This is a limited-time offer, as I will be getting off this bus at the Potosi bus station in half an hour. But in the meantime, I will pass around packets of the coca leaves for you to look at in awe!
And that’s not all! No, no, that’s not even half of this wonderful offer! Ladies! Gentlemen! Friends! Passengers! I also have available for sale, made from a secret formula kept hidden deep in the Himalayan Mountains, a green sticky balm! I was fortunate enough to secure this formula from a dying Tibetan monk who had been exiled to Bolivia for growing his hair out! You can rub it on your back to cure backaches, on your forehead to cure headaches and on your stomach to cure stomachaches! It works without any side effects whatsoever, except for a slight stinging smell! And because I am such a genersous man, this amazing green jelly balm is FREE with a purchase of two packets of coca leaves or only 3 Bolivianos for a small jar! Act quickly though, because I am getting off at the Potosi bus station in fifteen minutes! I will now come around and smear a little bit of the green jelly on your hand so you can see for yourself its amazing effects on your skin!
Ladies! Gentlemen! Friends! Passengers! Thank you!
Picture of the Day: More Salar de Uyuni.