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On my last full day in Peru, I was at a Starbucks near a shopping mall.  The parking lot for the shopping area was blocked off and they had live music and dancing, and this was in the morning. Would you like to see someone I met that was participating in the celebration?

I have no idea what the music and dancing was about, but I did like this little girl’s outfit. The girl was facing away from me, and I approached the mother and asked for permission to take her daughter’s picture.  Immediately, the little girl turned around and gave me a big smile.  The lady, whom I assume was her mother, said it would be okay for me to take the picture, and the photo above was taken. I have another photo that will give you a better appreciation of her hair. Would you like to see it?

Since I am bald, I would have no idea of how long it would take to style her hair like this, but I would imagine it was a lengthy process. I doubt this was done every day!

I am happy to say that the Peruvian people were very pleasant, kind, and understanding that I hadn’t mastered their language or culture. By the way, for those of you that know I also go to China and India, the flight to Peru is much shorter!

It will be wonderful for all of the travel restrictions to be removed and we can all travel freely!

China has realized that, in their cities, they have a very high population density.  So, where they can, they build parks. The people in the surrounding apartment buildings seem to truly appreciate and enjoy them. I have seen martial arts people practicing there and many other activities, like: riding bikes, walking, fishing, kite flying, walking dogs, reading… even napping.

It has been my experience that groups also like to use the parks for organized meetings for dancing or playing music. In many cities, I have seen the open areas of parks used for large numbers of people to gather and dance together. Usually, they have speakers and the music is traditional. Also, I have heard musical groups or bands gather and practice their particular style of music.

As you can see in the pictures below, the parks are very popular in China!

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One of my favorite experiences in parks in China is when there is a band playing and the only instruments they have are drums and cymbals. Sometimes, there will be several people doing something like a line dance with brightly colored scarfs being twirled in the air. China truly has so much to offer!